The PICAXE is a powerful and easy-to-use processor, capable of highly sophisticated projects, without the complexities and high costs of alternative chips. Beginners can produce tangible results within minutes, and experienced users can achieve truly professional results. Programming and Customizing the PICAXE Microcontroller, Second Edition, has been fully updated for the latest hardware and software upgrades, and shows you, step by step, how to take full advantage of all the capabilities of the PICAXE and build your own control projects.
This practical guide is packed with helpful illustrations, detailed examples, and do-it-yourself experiments. Perfect for beginners and students, the book also contains advanced information for more experienced programmers, hobbyists, manufacturers, and research institutions.
Programming and Customizing the PICAXE Microcontroller, Second Edition, covers:
The latest chips, including M2, M, X, XI, and X2 series
Windows, Mac, and UNIX platforms
Interfacing and input/output techniques
BASIC programming and compilers
PICAXE arithmetic and data conversion
Dozens of ready-to-run projects
Useful routines to plug into your own designs
Hands-on projects include:
LED and LCO display control
Bipolar transistor output driver
Interfacing MOSFETs to a PICAXE
Radio-control servo motor
Infrared wireless links
Radio frequency identification (RFID) reader display
Memory and I/O expansion
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. PICAXE Architecture; Chapter 3. Interfacing and Input Output Techniques; Chapter 4. Programming; Chapter 5. PICAXE Arithmetic and Data Conversion; Chapter 6. Experiments; Chapter 7. Advanced Experiments; Chapter 8. PICAXE M2 Supplement; Appendix: Circuit Symbols; Index
David Lincoln runs Microzed Computers, the Australian distributor for PICAXE chips. He has designed and implemented several large automation and delivery system projects for two telecommunications giants, saving them millions of dollars. David has taught classes in operating systems, hardware, and networks.