Programming and Customizing the PICAXE Microcontroller (McGraw-Hill Programming and Customizing)

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9780071457651: Programming and Customizing the PICAXE Microcontroller (McGraw-Hill Programming and Customizing)

The PICAXE chip is inexpensive and versatile, and can be used to build almost any application other microcontrollers have been used for -- at a lower cost. This first-to-market book on the subject, officially endorsed by the manufacturer of the PICAXE, shows hobbyists how to get the most out of the PICAXE and includes dozens of innovative projects.

  • Includes a programming guide and application notes consolidation for the PICAXE
  • Covers all PICAXE "flavors" and new releases of the Program Editor software
  • Accompanying website includes the Programming Editor software and documentation
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    From the Back Cover:

    • Easy enough for beginners, thorough enough for pros
    • Packed with intriguing illustrated examples and fun-to-build projects
    • Loads of help with programming and elementary electronics
    • Directions to Website with editor, development tools, newest commands, and capabilities

    Get started with the wonder chip -- PICAXE, the inexpensive little chip that COULD!!

    Here's everything you need to harness the power of PICAXE, the inexpensive yet versatile chip that's taken the electronics community by storm. This beginner-friendly guide from IT pro and PICAXE expert David Lincoln shows you just what Revolution Education's PICAXE can do -- and helps you make it do it! Packed with ready-to-build projects for all the flavors of PICAXE, the guide provides step-by-step help that's ideal for those just starting out with microcontrollers but also takes more experienced programmers where they need to go fast. Using plenty of examples, Programming and Customizing the PICAXE Microcontroller clarifies this versatile chip's basics and coaches you through sophisticated applications. Even programming neophytes will easily follow the clearly illustrated, learn-as-you-go instructions. Yet experienced programmers who want to get a project up and running quickly will find the details they need in the author's comprehensive coverage of the PICAXE's more advanced components and capabilities.

    Part of the popular TAB Electronics series, Programming and Customizing the PICAXE Microcontroller features:

    • Easy-to-understand explanations of the PICAXE system and subsystems, with plenty of examples and experiments
    • BASIC routines and techniques to jumpstart your projects
    • Dozens of ready-to-try projects, plus useful routines to plug into your own designs
    • Projects for PICAXE-08, -08M, -18A, -18X, and -28X that can be easily ported to all PICAXE chips.
    • Confusion-erasing explanations of input and output interfacing techniques
    • Hardware –- software interfacing help
    • Newcomer-friendly intros to electronics and Boolean algebra
    • Directions to Revolution’s Website with a complete editor, development environment, and new releases -- all the tools and source code you need to develop applications. Go to www.lincsoft.com for more information and projects associated with this book.

    Whether you're designing for fun or adding intelligence to products for a paycheck, Programming and Customizing the PICAXE Microcontroller is the way to ride if you want to glide—the route to choose if you want to cruise!

    DOZENS OF PROJECTS

    • LCD and LED Display Control
    • Motor Control
    • Infrared Remote Control
    • Intercom from Ordinary Phones
    • Temperature Control
    • Time Control
    • Data Logger
    • Robotic Components
    • Much More

    ON THE WEBSITE

    • Programming Editor
    • Development System
    • Latest Releases

    About the Author:

    David Lincoln is an IT professional with a wide range of recent industry experience and certifications. He designed and implemented several large automation and delivery systems for two Australian telecommunications giants, saving them millions of dollars. He has taught courses in operating systems, computer hardware, and networking and is the author of a self-published and self-distributed book on PICAXE. He lives in New South Wales, Australia.

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