What is a PICAXE used for?
What is a PICAXE used for?
PICAXE is a microcontroller system based on a range of Microchip PIC microcontrollers. PICAXE devices are Microchip PIC devices with pre-programmed firmware that enables bootloading of code directly from a PC, simplifying hobbyist embedded development (not unlike the Arduino and Parallax BASIC Stamp systems).
What is PICAXE Blockly?
Blockly for PICAXE is a free powerful visual programming tool for generating PICAXE microcontroller programs. By stacking coloured blocks on top of each other a control program can be rapidly generated. Blockly can be run online in a web browser on almost any modern device that has an internet connection.
When was PICAXE invented?
The first PICAXE was the brainchild of Clive Seager and was based on the PIC16F872 microcontroller introduced by Microchip in 1999.
What can a PICAXE 08M2 be used for in other circuits?
Kitronik Development Board
The most commonly used chip is the 08M2, which can be used with the Kitronik Development Board. This board gives you an IC socket to put the chip into, terminal blocks for quickly attaching inputs and outputs and an on board stereo jack where the programming cable can be inserted.
How do I get Blockly?
Getting started with Blockly
- Codelab overview.
- Explore the app. To run the app, simply open starter-code/index.
- Add Blockly libraries.
- Create a Blockly workspace.
- Create a custom block.
- Save/load workspace.
What code does Picaxe use?
PICAXE Microcontrollers A PICAXE chip is a standard Microchip PIC microcontroller that has been pre-programmed with the PICAXE bootstrap firmware code. The bootstrap code enables the PICAXE microcontroller to be re-programmed ‘in position’ directly via a simple ‘three wire’ download cable connection.
Is Blockly an app?
This app is FREE to play. Blockly is a visual drag-and-drop programming tool developed by Google that allows children to snap together commands like puzzle pieces. Basic puzzles teach the concepts of coding through playful project ideas, allowing kids to learn and explore all on their own.
How to program a PICAXE 08m2 to a 40×2?
One simple solution is to use a larger PICAXE. The PICAXE 08M2 has 5 I/O lines, the 40X2 has 32. An alternative is to connect one PICAXE to another and use the first to control the outputs of the other. The second PICAXE, in this example a 20M2, can be programmed with the simple program:
Does the PICAXE support serial LCD modules like axe033?
Yes, the PICAXE supports serial LCD modules (like the Serial LCD/Clock Module AXE033) via the serout command. Note that the AXE033 module can also be preprogrammed with up to 8 messages to reduce the memory usage of the PICAXE microcontroller.
How do I test a PICAXE V+ switch?
A push switch may be added between the Serial In pin and PICAXE V+ power supply, and then the switch state can be tested by if…then and other similar commands. A disconnect command must always be executed at the start of the program when the Serial In pin is used as a general purpose input pin.
How do I use the serial in pin on the picaxe-08m2?
The Serial In pin used for download can be used as a general purpose digital input on the PICAXE-08M2, 14M2 and 18M2. A push switch may be added between the Serial In pin and PICAXE V+ power supply, and then the switch state can be tested by if…then and other similar commands.