Using a PIC with Zehnder's LCDplugin - First Time Programing.
Ok the newest release of Markus Zehnder's LCD plugin now supports input on the serial port. I asked him how it works and he replyed
So it needs serial data on Pin X. (i asked which one).
at the moment it's character based at the specified speed with 8 data bits and 1 stop bit
What i want to do is use a PIC to convert high/low signals from the five buttons to serial data that the plugin can read.
I've access to a PIC programmer at school ( i hope it's working). so i just need help with the programming stuff. at school we are using BASIC and then converting it to assembler and then hex. (using CH Flash and MP Labs software i beleave)
so what do i need to know about BASIC to get this to work?
i want to have each button having its own character, a button double clicked having a separate character, and a held button having an other character. and perhaps two buttons push at the same time sending different character (for shutting down)
BTW whats a stop bit?