[time-nuts] PICTIC II Programmed 16f688 chips

Bob Camp lists at rtty.us
Wed Jul 7 14:54:20 EDT 2010


Hi

The hardware for just about any of them will run fine under OS-X. The software is not available as OS-X native program. The simple answers would be to run it under Boot Camp or in a Vmware shell. Neither one is really a Mac solution to the problem though, since you are running Windows on the Mac. None of it would work if you have a Power PC Mac. 

Simply put - like a lot of technical stuff, you need Windows or a Windows clone. 

Bob

 
On Jul 7, 2010, at 11:56 AM, Thomas A. Frank wrote:

> 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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