PIC Prototyping Basics: Parts List

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Parts List
· Universal Breadboard
· PIC 18F452
· Tiny-ICD2 PIC Programmer
· 15 Volt Power Supply
· 9 Volt Battery
· DB-9 Serial Cable
· 20 MHz Crystal Oscillator
· 7805 5volt Regulator
· 1uF Capacitor
· 2x 100nF Capacitor
· 1N4004 Diode

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Parts List Details
           You may or may not be familiar with the parts above so a picture of each item has been included to clear up any possible questions.

Universal Breadboard
           Breadboards are used in the very beginning of prototyping and have been around for a very long time. They will be discussed in greater detail in the next part so don't worry if you're not familiar with them.

ICD2-Tiny Pic Programmer & 15v Power Supply
           This is a smaller version of the larger & much more expensive ICD2. ICD stands for In-Circuit Debugger. This means that the programmer not only programs, but also features debugging capabilities.

DB-9 Serial Cable
           There is really nothing special about this cable. It's just a standard 9-pin Male->Female serial cable. Make sure your computer has a serial port! Many newer laptops only have USB ports and no COM (communications) port.

7805, Diodes, LEDs & Capacitors
           These can all be found at your local electronics store, they are standard values. Their part in prototyping will be explained in the 'Power Ciruit' & 'Programming Circuit' sections.