Posts Tagged ‘PicKIT 3’

PICKit 3 Mini

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Reviahh has published a new build, the PICKit 3 Mini: Previously, I made a Pickit 3 clone – (see previous blog post). It works well, but I have often wondered just how little of its circuitry was needed to program and debug the boards I make. For instance – I primarily...

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PICkit3 external dual power supply (3v3-5V) circuit

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Giorgos from PCBheaven wrote a post detailing the build of his PICKIT 3 external dual power supply: First of all, why... Why use such a circuit since the PICkit 3 has a built-in power supply software controlled. There are basically two reasons to build this circuit: First of all, it may...

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New scripting tool makes PICkit3 compatible with PICkit2

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Microchip released a scripting tool for the PicKIT 3 that essentially turns it into a PicKIT2. Why do that? There's a huge software ecosystem for PicKIT2, it's a popular programmer and debugger that's been around for year. In version 3 Microchip completely changed the PicKIT and made it incompatible with...

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