Programming and Customizing the PICAXE Microcontroller / Edition 2

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The PICAXE is a powerful and easy-to-use processor, capable of highly sophisticated projects, without the complexities and high costs of alternative chips. Beginners can produce tangible results within minutes, and experienced users can achieve truly professional results. Programming and Customizing the PICAXE Microcontroller, Second Edition, has been fully updated for the latest hardware and software upgrades, and shows you, step by step, how to take full advantage of all the capabilities of the PICAXE and build your own control projects.

This practical guide is packed with helpful illustrations, detailed examples, and do-it-yourself experiments. Perfect for beginners and students, the book also contains advanced information for more experienced programmers, hobbyists, manufacturers, and research institutions.

Programming and Customizing the PICAXE Microcontroller, Second Edition, covers:

  • PICAXE architecture
  • The latest chips, including M2, M, X, XI, and X2 series
  • Windows, Mac, and UNIX platforms
  • Interfacing and input/output techniques
  • BASIC programming and compilers
  • PICAXE arithmetic and data conversion
  • Dozens of ready-to-run projects
  • Useful routines to plug into your own designs

Hands-on projects include:

  • LED and LCO display control
  • Motor control
  • Water detector
  • Bipolar transistor output driver
  • Interfacing MOSFETs to a PICAXE
  • Radio-control servo motor
  • Infrared wireless links
  • Telephone intercom
  • Dual-temperature display
  • Radio frequency identification (RFID) reader display
  • Memory and I/O expansion
  • Real-time clock/calendar
  • Data logger
  • Robotic components
  • Many more

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071745543
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/13/2010
  • Series: Programmable Controllers Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 566,222
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 1.92 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

David Lincoln runs Microzed Computers, the Australian distributor for PICAXE chips. He has designed and implemented several large automation and delivery system projects for two telecommunications giants, saving them millions of dollars. David has taught classes in operating systems, hardware, and networks.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. PICAXE Architecture; Chapter 3. Interfacing and Input Output Techniques; Chapter 4. Programming; Chapter 5. PICAXE Arithmetic and Data Conversion; Chapter 6. Experiments; Chapter 7. Advanced Experiments; Chapter 8. PICAXE M2 Supplement; Appendix: Circuit Symbols; Index

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2012

    this book is a fraud.

    when I read the sample preview of the book I thought it was just an index of the topics to be covered, instead I was actually reading the entire book of only 57 pages! it is simply a list of topics, most of which have very sparse explanations. for example one page has a list of words such as octal, decimal, binary, and a few other things with no further connection to anything else in the book. there are a handfull of simple definitions that were probably put in the book to make it legally saleable ( but barely!!!). no circuits, programs, serious insights etc. If you buy this book you will be paying $49.95 too much! seriously B&N should pull this item from their site, it's a scam!!

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