chipKIT® Development Platform

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chipKIT Book to help Beginners

Created Thu, 08 Sep 2011 18:39:39 +0000 by elproducts


Thu, 08 Sep 2011 18:39:39 +0000

Though there are many experienced Arduino users moving over to chipKIT, I know there will also be many beginners trying out the chipKIT/Arduino style development for the first time.

For this beginner crowd I've released a book "Getting Started with chipKIT" using the UNO32. The book explains the basics of the UNO32 and how to setup the software and get your first blink LED program working. From there I show how to control digital outputs, digital inputs (switch), analog inputs (potentiometer& light sensor) and analog output (PWM LED brightness). I also cover producing sound through a piezo speaker and serial communication to the terminal window.

The book is an easy read at 125 pages and has connection pictures drawn with fritzing to make it easy to follow. I also used connections in the projects that match an off the shelf shield so those new to hardware have an easy alternative to breadboarding.

I hope to follow-up with more books in the series to expand the support the books will offer. You can get more information at my site www period elproducts period com if you are interested (using the Bob Dole method of URL to bypasss spamy).


Mon, 12 Sep 2011 19:16:28 +0000

Cool... Where can I get the book.

I'm looking for an introductory book to help my son get started with programming in C and want to use the chipKIT platform.

Gene Apperson Digilent

Darth Maker

Tue, 13 Sep 2011 05:14:12 +0000

You can get it here: [url][/url]

Chuck is a pretty good writer, I have first two Embedded C for PIC books, and the first one is how I got started.


Wed, 21 Sep 2011 14:18:22 +0000

Thanks for the kind words Darth.

The book is also available on Amazon, MicrochipDirect and future sites to be announced later.