PIC in Practice: A Project-based Approach Paperback – 27 Jan 2006
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About the Author
David Smith has had 30 years experience in the Electronics Industry. Before arriving at MMU he worked as an Electronics Design Engineer for ICL and Marconi. His teaching interests are focused on enabling Design and Technology students to implement microcontroller designs into their projects.
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Its only of use if you have the exact same 16F84 Chip that is used in the the book....and it is simply out of date focusing on a chip that needs an external oscillator.
This book has a very poor structure and lacks a good introduction outlining the concepts and logic structure of the language used to program trhe chips. Its one of the worst technical manuals I have ever read.
To be fair it does say "A project based approach" and in that it is true..... monkey see monkey do is the best description.
At every stage you are left with 90% of the program lessions unexplained until the author deems it fit to elaborate registers and their meanings in later chapters.
In other words you have to go therough the entire book "monkey see monkey do" before you find out what some of the registers and language structures you are exposed to in the very first lessions.
Now this is totally usless unless you use the same 16F84 chip as the Autor does not clearly present an overview of basic 1st principles at the beginning. As such you can not apply any concepts to other chips.
There are better training resources on the web ...
Being thrown straight into a project without any previous knowledge did seem like an odd way to start, but eventually most of the reasons for particular lines of code became apparent and after a while, every new instruction had a logical explanation that could be re-created for real.
I initially found the long code listings tedious, but later into the projects I found that looking back at the changes useful and not simply just following a block of code that meant nothing at all other than it having to be there, and the explanation of the programming headers was invaluable in gaining a full understanding of what these little chips can be made to do if you push them.
Well worth buying, even if you've never programmed in assembler before - and invaluable for those who know assembler from early PC chips and need to update their skills to the modern equivalents.
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