Can any one give me some advice on how to start PIC programming?
- I need to build a PIC programmer first. Where to get the info to build one cheap, easy to build and should work (of course)?
- What kind of software that need to burn the program into the chip?
- What development environment should I use? What are the languages use to write the program? Assembly (man I hate that)? The end result is either a hex or bin file right?
I notice that Ricky has some experience in this area. Can you sight some light for this newbie?
Not that I want to program a PIC for a shutdown controller, but I also want to control some other thing in the car as well (controller to interfere with cellphone/pager/car alarm to shutdown the car if it ever get stollen).