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You need a programmer to load your code into the target PIC chip. The Wisp648 is one of the many programmers available. It is avialble as kit or built. You will need a serial cable to connect a Wisp648 to your computer (you probably have one around), or lacking a serial port: an USB-to-serial converter.
You will need a 5V supply. Note that the Wisp648 contains a 5V power supply. If you dont have one you can build a VOTI-002 (jou must add suitable wall-wart). The set (above) contains some 7805 chips, so maybe that is all you need. The 78L05 is the smaller version of the 7805, it is for up to 100mA.
You will need something to connect the components of your circuit. The a solderless breadboard provides an easy way to make a quick prototype. I also sell pre-cut pre-stripped wire for use in a solderless breadboard, but the wires from a multi-wire telephone cable work just as well.
If you want to build your circuit in a more premanent form you will have to solder it. A ring or stripes breadbord will be handy (unless you plan to make your own PCBs). And of course you will need a soldering iron. Most hobbyist seem to prefer lead-based solder, but you might try lead-free.
You can use a screwdriver or your fingers to pry the chips out of your breadboard or IC socket, but a simple IC puller makes the job much easier. The cut/strip tool I sell is not cheap, but I like it very much. A cheaper alternative is the red/black stripper tool you can often find in (Dutch) "bouwmarkt" shops in the 2-euro box (or whatever the day price will be). Not as good as the one I sell, but definitely good value for the money.
Other components that are used in the book or might be usefull: