BUILD IT YOURSELF
By Tommy N. Tyler
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PICAXE products offer an attractive alternative to novices who lack experience using
microprocessors and would like to learn more about them without a major
investment in development tools and software training. PICAXE chips are Flash-programmed PIC processors containing a proprietary interpreter that offers powerful,
easy-to-use, BASIC-like instructions. The chips are inexpensive, and the editing
software for writing and testing the program is a free download. Ample info and tips
are available in forums and published manuals. (And don’t forget about Nuts & Volts
bi-monthly column, the PICAXE Primer!) What else could you want?
BUILDING YOUR OWN
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30 July 2014