[time-nuts] PICTIC II Programmed 16f688 chips

Thomas A. Frank ka2cdk at cox.net
Wed Jul 7 11:56:29 EDT 2010

Hi Bob;

When I can buy one of those programmers that runs on the MAC OS,  
please let me know.

I would much prefer to offer a fellow enthusiast $20 to provide a  
programmed chip then get involved with Windows (even if it would open  
the opportunity for Lady Heather...humm).  I get too much exposure to  
it at work to be willing to bring such suffering home.  Sadly, I  
cannot use my work machines for anything along these lines or this  
would be easy.

I do have a DOS machine...an LX200.

Tom Frank, KA2CDK

On Jul 5, 2010, at 9:35 AM, Bob Camp wrote:

> Hi
> One thing to consider:
> If you Google "PIC Programmer" there are a number of hits for sub  
> $20 gizmos that are everything you would ever need as the hardware  
> is concerned. The programming software is a free download off the  
> Microchip site. It runs on any and all Windows operating systems.  
> Programing parts is pretty simple and essentially foolproof. PIC's  
> are pretty common, so you probably will use the programmer again.
> On a similar note - I would put the PIC on the board in a socket.  
> If there are future software enhancements, the chip will need to be  
> pulled to be re-programmed.
> Bob
> On Jul 4, 2010, at 11:36 PM, Thomas A. Frank wrote:
>> I'd like to make the same request.
>> Thanks!
>> Tom Frank, KA2CDK
>> On Jul 4, 2010, at 7:55 PM, James Robbins wrote:
>>> Is there anyone here in the US who can offer the 16f688 chips for  
>>> sale and/or provide programming for the chips?  All associated  
>>> costs would be paid, of course.  Many thanks.
>>> Jim Robbins
>>> N1JR
>>> jsrobbins at earthlink.net

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