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« on: November 05, 2007, 09:32:44 09:32 »

Hi

I am new, to both this forum, and to PIC programming.  I have a question regarding the PICAXE line compared to using PICBasic.

I have a BS2Px, as well as various PICAXII (the plural of PICAXE Smiley), and functionally, the PICAXE is similar, in that I code and download, and I am guessing that the code is saved in Memory, with a bootstrap? running it?

Would it be easier in the long run (hopefully I will get better at all this stuff) to get used to using "normal" PIC's with PICBasic compiler?

Thanks for your time.

Jam
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2007, 06:57:42 18:57 »

Hello Immune,

Yes in the long run it is much better to use a Basic Compiler.

The learning curve is the same. If you also, consider the price of Blank PICs and those like Basic stamps and, PICAXE

the end result will be much cheaper and more efficient outcome. Also, at a later stage after you get involved with real PICs,

you may then want to move to programming them PICs in C language.

So, get your self some of the regular PICs such as PIC16F877A or some of the new 18F's , get or build a programmer, or use a

PIC pre-programmed with a Bootloader, and finally get a Basic Compiler and start PIC'ing.

You will probably need a Book on Programming the PIC with basic.

I wish you good luck.

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« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2007, 08:10:38 20:10 »

FWIW, at $4 to $8 a chip, I still use PICAXE chips when I need a quick solution...they are much cheaper than a stamp and just as easy as using a PIC or AVR chip and a Basic or C compiler...here's a link to a series of articles from Nuts And Volts from last year on using the PicAxe for anyone that's interested:

http://rapidshare.com/files/72647529/PicAxe.pdf.html
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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2007, 11:55:10 11:55 »

pls does anyone has picbasic compiler please help
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« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2008, 05:46:07 17:46 »

I agree with kcwwc... Picaxe is easier than picbasic. Like me, i am not a programmer to start with, it is hard to adjust to picbasic programming. However, PICAXE ICs are more expensive than PIC ICs. Also, I can't always get my hands on a PICAXE IC, so now, i am trying to learn picbasic. Because in the long run, it is much cheaper to use.  Hope this helps
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2008, 06:35:49 18:35 »

pls does anyone has picbasic compiler please help
try searching yourself next time

http://www.sonsivri.com/forum/index.php?topic=4715.120
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