Dave Jones on Pickit-3

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by MaxHeadRoom, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. MaxHeadRoom

    Thread Starter Expert

    Jul 18, 2013
    10,551
    2,374
  2. ErnieM

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 24, 2011
    7,392
    1,605
    The bad thing about the internet is once something is on there it's there forever.

    Just how old is that video?
     
  3. blueroomelectronics

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jul 22, 2007
    1,758
    98
    Sadly it's still mostly true, the PK2 stand alone was a nifty tool that the PK3's version is only a shadow of.
     
  4. tracecom

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 16, 2010
    3,869
    1,393
    Interesting. I bought the PICkit 2 instead of the 3 based primarily on Jones' video, and I never really understood Microchip's video response. I sort of inferred that Microchip made some changes to the 3 in response to Jones' criticism. Sadly, the truth is that I don't really understand the differences, but I am glad that you think I bought the better one.
     
  5. MaxHeadRoom

    Thread Starter Expert

    Jul 18, 2013
    10,551
    2,374
    From what I see of the current Pickit-3, Picmicro made some changes?
    Max.
     
  6. DerStrom8

    Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2011
    2,428
    1,328
    Did you see Microchip's response video? It's quite hilarious, and based on Dave's video, they decided to make some changes. If you go out and buy a PK3 now, it is MUCH better than when Dave first reviewed it. Most, if not all, of the issues he had have been resolved in the later versions.

    EDIT: Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YUvlrVlNao
     
  7. MaxHeadRoom

    Thread Starter Expert

    Jul 18, 2013
    10,551
    2,374
    When I saw it I likened it to 'The Office' :)
    Max.
     
    DerStrom8 likes this.
  8. Anthony_Harder

    New Member

    Nov 26, 2007
    7
    0
    sorry but that video is old, actually if you see the uploader' comments (dave) you can check he says that most bugs of pk3 have been corrected and "go and buy it"
     
  9. DerStrom8

    Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2011
    2,428
    1,328
    Did you even read my post?

    #6
     
  10. upand_at_them

    Active Member

    May 15, 2010
    246
    29
    The PICKit 2 is better than the PICKit 3 in every way, except that the PK3 supports the newest PICs.

    When they came out with the PK3 it was crap compared to the PK2. Dave complained via video and they made changes to bring it back closer to the PK2.
     
  11. ErnieM

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 24, 2011
    7,392
    1,605
    When referring to the main function of the PICkits, that being programming and debugging of PICs, the PICkit III is the hands down winner. Period. End of story.

    Sorry if someone mislead you here. While both devices work similarly and at about the same speed the new version III covers more parts.

    So if you only bought version II you are left out of using the latest parts until you buy the latest programmer version III.
     
Loading...