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Archives for July, 2013

Introduction to Programming Microcontrollers with Flowcode V5

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Flowcode is one of the World’s most advanced graphical programming languages for microcontrollers. It allows you to create complex microcontroller applications with advanced peripheral interfacing which make it easy to connect wide range of devices such as switches, LCD displays, analogue sensors, SD cards, Real time clocks, RS232/RS485, GPS, GSM, Bluetooth and so on by just dragging and dropping icons onto a flowchart. No prior knowledge of programming is required to start this course but a basic knowledge of PIC microcontrollers is necessary. In this article we are going to get a quick introduction to Flowcode v5.
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Flowcode V5 Overview

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In this article we will go through some steps on how to start a new Flowcode project, save a project,discuss the various Flowcode icons and components. To start a new flowcode project, depending on your operating systems, Start -----> All Program ------> Flowcode V5 -------> PICmicro -------> Flowcode V5 for PICmicros or Double click on Flowcode V5 icon on the desktop.
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Connecting Light Emitting Diodes to a PIC Microcontroller – Flowcode

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An LED is a semiconductor light source, when forward biased, it emits light. LEDs are used mainly to indicate the status of electronic circuits, for example to indicate that power is on or off but nowadays they are used in many applications including lighting and beam detection. In this article we will learn how to connect and switch on and off various LEDs to a microcontroller using Flowcode Compiler. This is the simplest project a beginner in embedded programming can start with before attempting any complex projects. As with most programming languages, our "Hello world" program here it's just a simple switching ON and OFF an LED connected to PORT B bit 0 of a microcontroller.