Open Programmer v0.8.x

Alberto Maccioni posted an update on his multi-chip opensource programmer based on a PIC18F2550.  It supports PIC, I2C-SPI-MicroWire EEPROMs, some ATMEL AVRs, and (soon) other devices: In the last few years, as serial and parallel interfaces have almost disappeared, electronics enthusiasts find even more difficult to program microcontrollers; old time programmers don’t work any more; […]

Microchip promotion – PIC24F microstick for $9.99

bearmos draws our attention to a quick deal! “If you’re interested in the PIC24F series (that DP uses quite readily) – MC is running a promotion where you can get a PIC24F microstick for $9.99 (excluding taxes and shipping) if you place an order today or tomorrow (6/29/12). It looks like a decent little board […]

Microchip’s new cheapie PIC24F KL microcontrollers

Microchip added some new cheapie chips to the PIC24F family of 16bit microcontrollers, the ‘KL’ series. They come in 14, 20, and 28 pin packages, and some cost less than a buck in quantity: The PIC24F ‘KL’ family was developed for cost-sensitive applications that require 16-bit performance, extremely low power sleep and active modes, and […]

PIC32F and PIC24F SOIC-28breakout board v1a

Our latest 3D model is the PIC32F and PIC24F SOIC-28 breakout board . This project lets you get familiar with the PIC32 and PIC24 microcontrollers in a breadboard friendly “blade” style breakout board that leaves plenty of room for other parts. Check out our tutorial on how to build 3D models from Cadsoft Eagle board […]

Bus Pirate PIC24F programmer

This post is an overview of a test app that uses the Bus Pirate’s binary rawwire mode to program another Bus Pirate. This could be a handy way to unbrick one Bus Pirate with another. Eventually, we’d like it to program all PICs that don’t require a 13volt programming voltage (18FJ/FK, 24F, 30F, and 33F). […]

Open Programmer v0.7.x

Alberto Maccioni designed this multi-chip opensource programmer based on a PIC18F2550. Currently it supports PIC, I2C-SPI-MicroWire EEPROMs, some ATMEL AVRs, and (soon) other devices. It even supports some PIC 24Fs, like the 24Fj64GA002 used on the Bus Pirate. In the last few years, as serial and parallel interfaces have almost disappeared, electronics enthusiasts find even […]