# whats the best way of getting into PICs

#### JohnnyD

Joined Aug 29, 2006
79
I've been thinking of learning how to make projects using PICs but i don't really know much about it. I do have a programming background so i'm not worried about that side of things, the stuff i don't know is what sort of equipment i'll need to get started, so any ideas would be great.

thanks,

John.

#### Papabravo

Joined Feb 24, 2006
15,078
The wiseacre reply is to shrink yourself down to the size of the chip and enter through the hole that you predrilled in the package.

The more serious reply is to apply an incremental approach. Start with what you know and build on that. Microchip's website is awash with downloadable documents, in pdf format, that you can obtain and read. It really doesn't matter where you start because any starting point will lead you to other documents, application notes, and your ultimate goal.

You might try Nigel's tutorials for some examples and simple projects. Good luck and have a fun adventure.

#### hgmjr

Joined Jan 28, 2005
9,029
Greetings JohnnyD,

If you are dead set on working with the PIC, then following papabravo's suggestion will lead you to your goal.

Larry