PIC Microcontrollers book parts

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The book PIC microcontrollers (software, e) by Bert van Dam describes 50 experiments with PICs. I offer a set containing the smaller components used in this book, and a put some other products on this page that might be usefull if jou want to do the experiments in this book. First, the set of small components:

SET-COMP-PIC50BOOK-1   basic set of components for "PIC microcontrollers"

You need a programmer to load your code into the target PIC chip. The Wisp648 is one of the many programmers available. 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.

K-Wisp648   Wisp648 kit: PCB, connectors, programmed 16F648, etc
A-Wisp648   Wisp648 assembled PCB
CABLE-D9M-1-8-D9F   DB9 extension cable, 1.8m, male - female

You will need a 5V supply. Note that the Wisp648 contains a 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.

VOTI-002-kit   simple 5 Volt Power Supply
IC-7805-TO220   5V regulator, 1000 mA
IC-78L05-TO92   5V regulator, 100 mA

Chapter 8.4 uses the SRF04 ultrasonic range finder. I sell the SR04, which is a cheaper clone. Note that chapter 12.6 also uses an SRF04, but it is hacked to get access to an internal signal. This hack will not work as-is on an SR04.

SENS-SR04   SR04 US distance sensor

You will need something to connect the components of your circuit. The set contains a solderless breadboard, which 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.

T-BB-01   solderless breadboard, 55x166 mm, 830 contact points
TOOL-Wires-Set-03   wire set for solderless breadboard, 70 wires

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.

M-PERFBOARD-50x100   perfboard, holes at 2.54 mm, solder islands on one side
M-PERFBOARD-100x160   perfboard, holes at 2.54 mm, solder islands on one side
M-PERFBOARD-STRIPES-50x100   perfboard, holes at 2.54 mm, solder stripes on one side
M-PERFBOARD-STRIPES-100x160   perfboard, holes at 2.54 mm, solder stripes on one side
M-SOLDER-1   lead-tin solder 0.7mm, 60/40, 100gram

For part 4 and higher and LCD is required. A 2x16 will do, but you might prefer a lager one.

LCD-16   standard 16*2 LCD, with backlight
LCD-17   standard 20*4 LCD, with backlight

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.

TOOL-IC-PULL   IC extractor
TOOL-CUT-STRIP   wire cutter and stripper
TOOL-CUT-01   wire cutter

Other components that are used in the book or might be usefull:

KBD-01   3x4 matrix keypad
KBD-03   4x4 matrix keypad (surplus)
KBD-04   3x4 public telephone keypad (surplus)
EE-24LC256-DIP   24CL256 256K (32k*8) I2C EEPROM (DIP)
IC-TC4427A-DIP   TC4427A dual MOSFET driver
IC-TC4427A-SMD   TC4427A dual MOSFET driver

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