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I have bought a PIC16F877A microcontroller and its board before and since then, I haven't used it much because I don't really have enough time and patience to learn C. I was thinking to buy a Netduino since it can be programmed using VB.NET (which obviously I'm familiar with). However, I didn't want to abandon the stuff I bought earlier, so therefore I'm asking if there is a way to program the PIC16F877A using VB.NET, maybe using the SDK provided in the Netduino website?

Thanks in advance.

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    \$\begingroup\$ 368 bytes of RAM means that there can never be a VB.NET VM on the PIC16F877A, but let's see if we can get a more detailed answer \$\endgroup\$ – Kevin Vermeer Feb 21 '12 at 18:46
  • \$\begingroup\$ @KevinVermeer I mean, is there a way to program it on VB.NET and maybe a converter converts it to C? Or maybe the same syntax as VB.NET? \$\endgroup\$ – Seif Shawkat Feb 21 '12 at 18:51
  • \$\begingroup\$ I have heard about Pigmeo but don't know much about it, might it be a solution? \$\endgroup\$ – Seif Shawkat Feb 21 '12 at 19:32
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    \$\begingroup\$ @KevinVermeer, perhaps the answer here could be educational: electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/26412/… \$\endgroup\$ – Jon L Feb 21 '12 at 19:39
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    \$\begingroup\$ @JonL - Yes, that's an excellent answer! Feel free to copy it over and adjust it so that it's applicable here. \$\endgroup\$ – Kevin Vermeer Feb 21 '12 at 20:35
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No. However, you can get a BASIC compiler for your PIC16F877A from Micro Engineering Labs. I've used some PIC products built with that.

See http://pbp3.com/download.html -- they have a 15 day free trial, after that you will need to open your wallet.

Good luck with your project.

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You can read following link for vb tutorial of Serial port You can have a simple demo here to send data from vb to serial port..later on you can use 8051 or pic microcontroller board to decode it on hardware for leds. http://embeddedtweaks.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/accessing-pc-serial-port-in-visual-basic/

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  • \$\begingroup\$ This does not answer the question which was about programming the microcontroller with VB.NET, not the PC. \$\endgroup\$ – David Nov 3 '14 at 16:33

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