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  • Chuck Hellebuyck Demo Version PIC's

    Ordered a handful of PIC's supported by this version

    Examples are 16F84 and 16F87.

    Going to write some snippets of code and get used to PICBasic.

  • #2
    Good luck. I have that same book, ordered those same chips, went to newer versions with internal oscillator and had much better results. I believe my issue was getting the external oscillator functioning. I have a small plastic drawer full of crystals and oscillators bought when playing with those older MCUs. I think my "Hello World" was on a PIC12F675 or something simple like that.
    We can crack this cotton PIC'n thang!


    • #3


      'I have a small plastic drawer full of crystals and oscillators'

      Have them for an 18F project.

      Crystals and capacitors for that.

      Will give 16F84 a shot. Use the oscillator. I think that is the 'all in one' in a little 'can'.


      • #4
        The 16F84 is over 20 years old now and there are much cheaper, much better alternatives.
        I don't know what "Chuck Helebuyck Demo version" is but if the book it comes with suggests using the 16F84 I probaby wouldn't bother using that version at all since I suspet it's based on a very old version of PBP. Instead, just download the free Student Edition (and upgrade later) and use it with any of the following supported PICs: 12F683, 16F688, 16F88, 16F690, 16F886, 16F1937, 18F2550, 18F25J20, 18F25K22


        • #5


          Here is link to Chuck Hellebuyck Demo Version.

          Very hard to find on MELabs website.

          I finally googled 'PBP Chuck Hellebuyck Demo Version'.

          That got me to Legacy Download page.


          • #6


            Okey Dokey.

            Will use the later Student/Experimenter's Edition.

            Might start out with 12F683.


            • #7
              I spoke to Charles about him writing an up-to-date book on the PICs using PBP. He said he thought about it, but where to find the time? Chuck Helolebuyck's book is at least a decade out of date.
              We can crack this cotton PIC'n thang!


              • #8

                There are two Chuck Hellebuyck books PICBasic and 8 bit projects.

                When you use them you just update on your own the dated parts of the book.

                Quite usable.