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PIC Micros - Getting Started

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 2:11 pm
by devnull
I have used 8 bit PIC micros for probably 10 or 15 years on and off, and have just reverted due to a need to be able to do something that micropython currently cannot do.

So I was wondering what it will take to run micropython on a PIC device, does anybody have a getting started guide for a PIC device, to save me re-inventing the wheel.

For example, if I create a build environment and compile, how do I flash the firmware, do I need to use a programmer such as pickit2 or ??

Any help or pointers would really be appreciated, it would be great to be able to run uP on a PIC

Re: PIC Micros - Getting Started

Posted: Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:57 pm
by Archer
Making it work on any 8 bit microcontroller based on a Harvard architecture is going to be next to impossible. The simplest solution is to use a 16bit PIC since there is already a port for that.

But what is the thing you need that MicroPython cannot do? Maybe you just need to write a module in C to solve your problem.