This starter kit is designed to help developers get up to speed quickly using PIC® microcontrollers and provides everything needed to program, evaluate and develop applications. Instructions are provided in a series of twelve lessons that cover I/O, Interrupts, A/D Converters, Data Tables and Timers with an additional lesson covering debugging features. All source code files for the lessons are furnished.
PICkit 2 Debug Express (DV164121) bundles the PICkit 2 Device Programmer with a 44-pin demo board. The board includes a PIC16F887 TQFP pre-soldered device and a generous surface mount prototyping area. Tutorials in the User’s Guide demonstrate the debugging features implemented.
This kit also includes Flowcode 3 which is one of the world’s most advanced graphical programming languages for microcontrollers The great advantage of Flowcode is that it allows those with little experience to create complex electronic systems in minutes. Flowcode achieves this in two steps: firstly students drag and drop flowchart symbols onto the screen, fill in the dialog boxes when prompted. Then Flowcode compiles the flow chart into code that is downloaded to a microcontroller which executes the program.