[time-nuts] PICTIC II Programmed 16f688 chips

Stanley Reynolds stanley_reynolds at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 7 12:20:44 EDT 2010

Google "pic programming mac os" turns up many links.




----- Original Message ----
From: Thomas A. Frank <ka2cdk at cox.net>
To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement <time-nuts at febo.com>
Sent: Wed, July 7, 2010 10:56:29 AM
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] PICTIC II Programmed 16f688 chips

Hi Bob;

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

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 
> 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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