I have a bunch of PICs that have been sitting in the basement for a year, and I really want to learn how to program and put them to use.
I have some 16C57's, 16C73, 16C71, 16C54, 16C74, 16C55, and 16C505. Some are write only, but a few from each category are erasable.
I want to do basic I/O with LED output and digital voltage sources.
What are the basic components I need, and where can I find instructions on programming them assuming I am a beginner programmer.
For example, if I acquire a USB programmer, do I also need a crystal, capacitors etc. for a basic setup?