The PICAXE is a standard Microchip PIC microcontroller with pre-programmed bootstrap loader that enables loading via a TTL level serial adapter instead of a dedicated programmer. They are typically programmed using a BASIC interpeter provided free of charge by Revolution Education that produce and ...

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Alternatives to Arduino for controlling LED's and Audio files? [closed]

Simple Alternatives to Arduino Has anyone used these different boards? If so, what did you use them for and why? Which are appropriate for controlling LED's and playing audio files? I'm looking ...
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Know the transmission speed between PICAXEs with Radio module

I was wondering if I could know the transmission speed between 2 PICAXEs using an Radio Module. At the moment I tried to send data between 2 PICAXE 40x2 only with the 433MHz Radio Transmitter. The ...
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Separate PICAXE Download board Serial In pull down resistor

I have a PICAXE (20M2) project that I am working on and I have two separate boards one programs the chip, the same chip then gets transferred to the other board, to which the peripherals (LEDs, ...
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Synchronising two microcontrollers for LED sequence and piezo speaker

I am making a piano keyboard which has a subsystem that plays a song whilst lighting up the corresponding notes that are to be played. I have used a PICAXE 20M2 microcontroller for the LED sequence ...
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How can I isolate a servo in this circuit [closed]

I have a PIC which I am using to control a servo, I have a 5v supply for the PIC. I wish to isolate the servo from the PIC as the noise the servo creates can cause the PIC to malfunction. NOTE: I only ...
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Multiple micro controllers to control LED matrix

I am planning to use 5 40 pin Picaxe micro-controllers to control a 70x70 LED board matrix. My plan is to use 4 of the micro-controllers to control the LEDs and the 5th to tell the other ...
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Sound from picaxe [closed]

i have PICAXE-28 Project Board and PICAXE-28X1 IC. What is the easiest way to play music on those? I don't want to buy something that is already made, i want to make it myself, but I dunno how :D What ...
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PICAXE and RFA001

I have two 40x2 with a RFA001. I whant to send 1 if the I push the pusher and high a led to know if it recived the code. It seems that doesn't work. It's correct? Transmitter: ...
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If YOU were starting out now, what PIC16F-compatible IDE and compiler would you choose, and why?

This is going to be a bit long as I wanted to cover all the obvious questions before they arise, give a rationale to some of my thinking, and prove I've done my groundwork! If time is short, skip down ...
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PICAXE 8 Pin Proto Kit

I just soldered together the PICAXE 8 Pin Proto Kit, and I have a feeling there is one part missing. Here are the images for the kit: The part that I think is missing is the white component in ...
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How to effectively generate random number with PICAXE 08M2?

I'm wondering how to effectively generate random numbers with my PICAXE 08M2. The following is my code: ...
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RANDOM command in PBASIC

I'm trying to use the random command in PBASIC and I'm not sure how it works. I'm using a PICAXE-08 Proto Board Kit, and the chip specifically is a PICAXE-08M2. ...
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Basic PNP transistor on a microprocessor output pin

I have a 5v microprocessor that needs a PNP transistor between it and the common anode of an LED display, as it can't source enough current to drive all of the LED's without burning up. I understand ...
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PICAXE very short interval timer (for playing sound)

I have a PICAXE (08M2) that I'm using to play sound, using the Roman Black algorithm mentioned in the answer to this question. My question, then, is this: How do I get the PICAXE to wait for the ...
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Playing sound with a picaxe

Is there any way to use a PICAXE (08M2, to be precise) to play a small sound file (Not beeps and buzzes, but actual sound), perhaps loaded from an i2c EEPROM chip? I'm thinking something similar to ...
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Bit Banging a PICAXE 08M2 as an I2C Slave

Only the X2 parts of the PICAXE family support I2C slave compatibility, but I need to have an 08M2 to act as an I2C slave on a board that I have. Unfortunately I don't have the option of changing ...
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ADC input protection?

I need to sample an analog voltage from a sensor (0-12v) in an environment where large voltage spikes may be induced in the transmission line, what's the best (simple and cheap) method of protecting ...
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Stepper Motor Pulses Making it reverse

I have 2 stepper motors in my micromouse. Every so often one of the stepper motors will turn back one step. My set up is a PICAXE and a ULN2803A and to clock the pulses i just turn the outputs on or ...
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Effects of not enough current for a microcontroller?

I have a picaxe 28-x1 and a Sharp Distance Sensor. When I try to program the PIC with the sensor plugged in it can't find the PIC but when I unplug the sensor it finds it. Is it possible that the ...
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Looking for a PIC board with webserver [closed]

I am looking for a PIC which has a webserver builtin or has the ability to install one(with) . I want to experiment connecting in reasonable price please)two PIC/PICAXE boards or different type and ...
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How to make a picaxe service remote for a pioneer ir controller for a DVR - 660H and DVP 540H DVD recorder

How to make a picaxe service remote for a pioneer ir controller for a DVR - 660H and DVP 540H DVD recorder
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What is the difference between PIC and PICAXE?

The impression I get is that PICAXE is based on the PIC cores, but geared to beginners, but I wanted to make sure before committing to any particular platform.
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Programming a PICAXE with an Arduino

Can you program a PICAXE microcontroller with an Arduino Duemilanove Maybe with the ICSP (6 pin) header?
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Connecting a BlinkM to a PICAXE

Has anyone been able to get a PICAXE working with the BlinkM? What is the I2C speed?