Category Archives: Tools

Pinout Tables for Curiosity

When writing/porting applications to the Curiosity demo board I found myself  looking over and over at the schematic (contained in the User Guide) for the connections between the 20-pin socket and the click board (mikroBUS) connector.  Crossing this information with the … Continue reading

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Curiosity is Here

Finally the new PICDEM-Curiosity (DM164137) board is here! It’s available on MicrochipDIRECT, at most distributors and online catalogs in stock. There have been a few changes since the first prototype was shown to me during the final edits of the Rocket … Continue reading

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Upverter Click Competition

The Upverter Click competition is on, it has been for a while, but I had no time to really look into it… The email announcement had arrived in my inbox a while ago (July, were did the summer go? sich!)  but … Continue reading

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Who doesn’t love Pandas?

Last night I started looking into the “Analytics” of this very blog. It’s something I had promised myself to do often, but it never happened. Looking at the graphs, prepared by the online (free) tool supplied by my provider, was/is … Continue reading

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An OLED Image Editor

In the OLED Click project I quickly ported the OLED driver (SSD1306) routines and packaged them with the low level SPI master drivers provided by MPLAB Code Configurator. The functionality test in itself included only displaying an image stored in an array in … Continue reading

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Ten Projects for Simplicity

While waiting for the PICDEM Curiosity board  (DM164137) to become more “available”, I kept at testing various new click boards with the “Simplicity board” aka PICKIT3 Low Pin Count demo board (DM164130-9).   Note the two SIL connectors added to the … Continue reading

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Waiting for Curiosity -> Simplicity

While preparing the code examples for the “Rocket Science” book, I had an opportunity to play with a prototype of a soon to be released new 8-bit board called “Curiosity” featuring a built in PICkit3 programmer/debugger (a la PIC24/PIC32 Starter Kit) and, … Continue reading

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New Book and Board Bundles

PIC24 Mikromedia Bundle PIC32 Mikromedia Bundle   If you are looking for a perfect Christmas gift (to yourself), let me suggest the new Book & Board combos from MikroElektronika! Seasonal and daily discounts will apply during the holidays! See  Mikroe online shop for pricing. Or … Continue reading

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Supporting New Mikromedia boards with GDD_X

While I am not sure if the GDD_X tool will continue to be supported or if it will be added to the ‘new’ MLA (it is currently NOT planned), readers of the “Graphics, Touch, Sound and USB” book that have purchased … Continue reading

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A Cross Platform Mikromedia HID Bootloader

I love the bootloader that comes with all MikroElektronika products, and in particular the Mikromedia boards (and can be used with the ‘Graphics, Touch, Sound and USB’ book), but for one thing… it does NOT run on my platform of choice: … Continue reading

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