View Full Version : Any ideas on how to use a Demoboard as a PIC programmer?

05-22-2010, 07:11 AM
Hi everyone,
I just bought 3 PIC18F14K50's from Digikey
(great service,superfast delivery). They can be
programmed with a single 3.3V power supply.
In theory, the Demoboard (or any prop setup)
should be able to program the PICs with minimal
components and a fairly straight forward pro-
gram. Has anyone out there tried this?
I searched the web and found many simple
programmers (both serial and parallel), but
I think it can done even easier on a Demoboard.
I would greatly appreciate any input and guidance.


"Can't sleep, clown will eat me."
Bart Simpson

05-22-2010, 08:02 AM
Blake there are a few of us PIC guys here a while back there was some talk of ICSP was probably the best way to go but I do not know of anyone who wrote any code for this
To be honest with ICSP programmers being built for less than 12 dollars I don't know if anyone will bother ,, if you can program I would be happy to draw up a hardware interface that would work I just could not code for it

05-22-2010, 03:15 PM
Just buy a PICkit 2 for $35, or a PICkit 3. You get debugging as well as programming.

Leon Heller
Amateur radio callsign: G1HSM