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10A Variac Soft Starter

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Steve Gardner did a repair of a 10A Carroll & Meynell Variac and documented the whole process on his blog: I recently purchased a used 10A Carroll & Meynell Variac from eBay for use in the lab, however the variac often caused the 32A B-curve MCB in the consumer unit to...

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Execute Arduino code in a PIC MCU using MPLAB IDE

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Want to run Arduino code in a PIC MCU? "Here’s an approach that enables Arduino code to be configured for execution with the Microchip Technology PIC32MX250F128B small-outline 32-bit microcontroller. It uses the Microchip Technology MPLAB X IDE and MPLAB XC32 C Compiler and the Microchip Technology Microstick II programmer/debugger." Via...

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Microchip’s Harmony supplements MPLAB

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Users of Microchip's MPLAB will be interested to know about their latest addition to the IDE known as Harmony. MPLAB Harmony is a new process for software design, development, testing and documentation. It consists of a set of peripheral libraries, drivers, system services, middleware, and third-party code that will make...

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DesignSpark chipKIT Challenge

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Manuel writes to inform us of the DesignSpark ChipKIT Challenge. According to the contest page, "[p]articipants in this competition must use Microchip's chipKIT Max32 development board to design an energy-efficient and eco-friendly device. Entries must include an extension card developed using DesignSpark's PCB tools, should compile using Microchip's MPLAB IDE...

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MPLABX beta 5

Friday, March 11th, 2011

There's a new beta 5 release of MPLABX, the multi-platform development tools for PIC microcontrollers. Check out some MPLAB tips on our wiki page. Via the forum

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MPLAB X beta 4

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

MPLAB X beta 4 is available for download. MPLAB X is the next version of the Microchip development software for PIC microcontrollers, and the first with Linux and Mac support. Check out our MPLAB X wiki for tips, and add some notes of your own. Thanks Eric! Via the forum.

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Beta Microchip IDE for Linux, Mac

Sunday, October 24th, 2010

ahri tipped us to a new beta version of the Microchip development software for PIC microcontrollers, MPLABX. Looks like it's Java based, and there's Linux and Mac versions too. This will make a lot of people happy. Grab the preview here, and share your experience in the comments. We're installing...

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Compile the Bus Pirate firmware

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

This is an old version, see the latest version on the documentation wiki. You don't need a Microchip programmer to develop firmware for the Bus Pirate. You can use Microchip's free development tools and upload code through the USB bootloader. It's a mini PIC 24F development board! First, download and...

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Recent Comments

  • Pekka Akselin: This is ridiculous!? :-) We are back at 256(!) byte EPROMs that needed multiple, a handful, of voltages to run! :-(
  • KH: Let's try a back-of-envelope calc balancing energies. From MCP1700 datasheet, there are graphs for a 200mA load step. Estimate the energy shortfall as 12uJ. Say...
  • Daniel: It's been a week and my comment is still awaiting moderation. Apparently the CIA doesn't want their involvement known?
  • KH: Agree, so okay, I guess he must have learned from somewhere. 100nF and 1000uF is so far apart, that was jarring; it's more magic incantation...
  • Max: I have a suspicion the hefty electrolytic cap might be some sort of cargo cult carry-over from other RF-based projects - for instance, I've seen...