This is a
medium level skilled robot kit in real microcontroller programming, suitable for
students in technical colleges as well as universities.
kit uses the PIC Micrcontroller PIC16F887. Builders can write the controlled
program in assembly, BASIC and C language. Only BASIC and C program language
requires the use of a compiler software. However in this kit all examples are in
C language with mikroC compiler from mikroElektronika (mikroE :
robot kit can use this compiler as well. The demo version of Mikro C compiler is
used for this robot kit. Builders who need to develop the advance program will
need to purchase the full version from MikroE at their webiste. The demo version
of mikroC can be downloaded from http://
However in the
Robo-PICA robot kit, this software is in the bundled CD-ROM. You must download
the mikroC manual latest version from mikroElektronika website. This building
manual does not describe all the instructions. Another one tools is PIC
microcontroller programmer software.
provides a USB programmer. Its function is compatible Microchip�s PICkit2TM
programmer. The software can use PICkit2TM programming software. Free downlaod
the latest version at www.microchip.com.