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Let's try MPLab!!!

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MPLab to Program the PSLabMPLab© X IDE Microchip® is a famous company for PIC® microcontroller manufacturing. This American based company produces a variety of electronic components ranging from basic microcontrollers, EEPROMs, SRAMs, RF devices and many more. In the PSLab device by FossAsia, we use a PIC24EP256GP204 who's data sheet can be found from here. Apart from the high performing micro controllers, Microchip provides a powerful IDE to program these devices. This IDE is based on NetBeans IDE. The programming language is consists of C++ syntaxes and we can embed assembly commands like 'nop' to simplify the code. Documentation and guidelines on how to use this great IDE is available on their official web site. Here we're going to see how to install this in an Ubuntu 16.04 64bit PC. Installing MPLab© X IDEStep ITo install this software, first we have to download the tar ball containing the installer. The latest version can be found from their official site. Scroll t…

Using Pololu - QTR-8RC Reflectance Sensor Array

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Pololu - QTR-8RC Reflectance Sensor Array
In line following a sensor array is an essential part in the robot. I have used the QTR-8RC array and it works like a charm. With Arduino libraries it is easy to configure them but with PIC micro-controllers you have to handle the hardware configuration part manually.