To Encourage You For Getting Involved -
It's Not That Difficult...
Please find below a non-exhaustive list of successful PIC microcontroller projects from users around the world - new contributions are highly appreciated! I'm curious to hear about your accomplished PIC projects, which include minor or major parts of my provisioned assembler source code. I'm convinced that success stories are the best way to encourage other people to get involved with fascinating PIC microcontroller programming, especially if known good code is available to start with...
Well, the rather small list below is waiting for being expanded...
...best by sending me an email with a short description and a few pictures about your success story. Thank you!
AT Keyboard Projects
Alex Cameron, Australia
2010/04/10 - Alex successfully interfaced his old Ferguson Big Board computer with a
brand-new Logitech PS/2 keyboard using a Microchip
PIC16F84 microcontroller and the AT
Keyboard Interface v1.04. He has never programmed a PIC
microcontroller before, but he states "Necessity is
the mother of invention". It took him a total
of five days to learn about PIC microcontrollers - by starting
with the existing AT keyboard project - until the Ferguson Big
Board computer was again fully operational:
this is just to let you know I have your device now working and driving a parallel keyboard interface for my old computer, that has now come to life - your code only needed about another 8 lines of code to handle the parallel output.
And to report only one day later:
all the Control Keys and Arrows working now.
Once again thanks for your great code easy to read and well documented.
|An old Ferguson Big
Board computer interfaced with a brand-new PS/2
keyboard from Logitech using a Microchip PIC16F84
microcontroller. Well, nothing has been reported about the
functionality of the Windows keys...
Interface using a Microchip PIC16F84 microcontroller.
The code of the AT Keyboard Interface v1.04 has been
extended to support a parallel interface in order to
connect to the Ferguson Big Board computer. Additionally,
some control commands and support for the arrow keys
have been implemented.
|Alex' old and trusty BWD Oscilloscope, with the former Ferguson parallel-type keyboard on top. I love those guys sticking to their good old, ruggedized equipment!|
Last updated: 2010/05/04