Tag Archives: Books

In 10 Lines of Code

“In 10 Lines of Code: Rapid Development using Cloud Tools for Embedded Control”.  It has been another very intense season, so much that I barely had time to make a proper announcement of my new book: “In 10 Lines of Code”, (Lulu, 2016) … Continue reading

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Compiler Construction (in Python)

Learning <insert any subject here> has never been easier! Massive Open Online Courses are a real thing, and while we can debate how high we are at this point on the hype curve, the world is a better place because we … Continue reading

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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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Javascript Under a New Light

Highly recommended! I  began reading “Programming Javascript Applications” by Eric Elliott, and I cannot put it down. It is changing completely the perspective I had of the language. In fact Eric’s enthusiasm is contagious. I am beginning to understand better the power … Continue reading

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First look at the PIC16F157x family

With a thick press release on July 20th, Microchip announced the arrival of two new  microcontroller families the PIC16F157x and the PIC16F188xx each sporting numerous (up to a dozen) part numbers. This would be an exceptional announcement from any other company, but it represent … Continue reading

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A forum for Rocket Scientists

As advised by a friend, I am going to try and support a Google Group appropriately named “This is (not) Rocket Science”.  The idea is to provide timely errata information and ultimately to enable readers of the book to exchange ‘experiences’ , good … 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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8-bit is Easier! This is (not) Rocket Science – new Book on Lulu!

I felt the urge to write another book and this time I ‘ve focused on the new 8-bit PIC16F1 family and its Core Independent Peripherals: ISBN: 978-1-312-90777-5 Lulu.com, 160 pages Three Steps to embedded Control ZEN Discover a whole new … 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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