Elasped time display using a pic Help

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by stuart180, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. stuart180

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jun 6, 2011
    Dear all,

    im new to the world of pics but i do have some eletronic background, im looking to make a simple timer solution using a pic so i can learn a bit more.

    The project is is quiet simple i want two switch's one to start the timer and one to stop the timer, once the stop signal is recieved i want the elapased time in minutes displayed on a giant two digit display , hopefully made from leds.

    I am a beginner i would like some help as to where to start ie what pic chip circuit design and some ideas on the display.

    I saw some leds on like a sticky back tape that you cut to length and add voltage too, so i was wondering if i could make my own giant led display using separate segment strips ? just a thought.

    Many thanks for any help in advance.