Created Mon, 13 Jun 2011 21:21:03 +0000 by erocha
Mon, 13 Jun 2011 21:21:03 +0000
I just read that ChipKit can be programmed with Microchip's MPLAB along with a 6-pin header. Is there any documentation about that? What is exactly a "6-pin header"? Is it that regular breakaway headers? If so, how can I connect it to the board?
Thanks in advance, Eduardo
Mon, 13 Jun 2011 21:24:55 +0000
Ok what your missing, is that you need a pickit 3. The header is a normal break away header and you insert it into your chipkit , and it connects to the programmer , that your not realizing you need.
This really isnt a bad deal. Your getting a programmer that can program the vast majority of PIC (if not all) and a debugger with stopwatch for timing delays and stuff like that. If your used to arduino you probably have no idea what debugging is and you should check it out. It is amazing for making your code do what you want it to do. I am really missing it with the chipkit.
Mon, 13 Jun 2011 23:38:52 +0000
I've been using the Pickit3 for some time and it is great for the price. I use a right angle on the UNO32 board.
Tue, 14 Jun 2011 02:32:39 +0000
The standard programming cable for ICD2, PIC Kit 3 is a 6-pin modular connector.
The ICSP (J3) pads on the UNO32 are not in line! A simple right-angle .1 x .025" header might not be the right connector!
Tue, 14 Jun 2011 03:01:43 +0000
Double-checking against the schematic, it's indeed an ISCP connector, a la PICkit 3.
The staggered holes are a little trick for making the row header stay in place: [url]http://www.sparkfun.com/tutorials/114[/url]
Tue, 14 Jun 2011 10:06:01 +0000
The standard programming cable for ICD2, PIC Kit 3 is a 6-pin modular connector. The ICSP (J3) pads on the UNO32 are not in line! A simple right-angle .1 x .025" header might not be the right connector! Alan KM6VV
The right angle 6-position non polarized connector will work, but you still have to properly connect the ICD's pin#1 with pin#1 on the UNO32 board.
Tue, 14 Jun 2011 17:06:39 +0000
Thanks for the link. I hadn't read that.
Not sure how our production department (Medical Robotics) would look on it 'tho, as the wicking on the pins has been altered.