[NTLK] newt keyboard USB adapter

Andrei Chichak newton at chichak.ca
Fri Sep 14 16:39:52 EDT 2012

On 2012-September-14, at 2:07 PM, joe kallo wrote:

> You guys rock. I've been wanting to mess with hardware programming for a
> long time. Now I have an excuse!
> Joe

In that case, you need to know about Digikey (online, very well stocked, overnight electronics supply house), the Microchip PICkit 3 (debugging module), the Microchip PICDEM FS-USB (USB development board).

The PICDEM board has a USB capable processor with enough space to let you experiment, a serial port, and a bunch of other stuff that you won't be using.

The PICkit is a debugging module that you would use to debug your code that you write using the free (as in beer) C compiler and editor that you can download (MPLAB X) .

Cost, about $100 and a bunch of time to climb the learning curve. (A bit worse than learning to ride in a pack, but crashing when you overlap a wheel doesn't hurt as much.)


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