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Does anyone know if the PIC chips from Tayda Electronics`have the PICAXE bootstrap firmware code in them?
 

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Do you know if you are able to use the software on the Picaxe wesite to program the Tayda units?
 

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Are you able to point me towards a book or website where I can learn how to program the microcontroller?
Any help would be much appreciated
 

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The written resources I rely on are the following -
The Picaxe manuals at http://www.picaxe.com/Getting-Started/PICAXE-Manuals/
Hpropman start on a Picaxe book at http://hpropman.webs.com/Media fil...er_ver_1.8.pdf
The Picaxe Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius at http://www.amazon.com/PICAXE-Microcontroller-Projects-Evil-Genius/dp/0071703268?tag=citofgamonlco-20
The Picaxe forum at http://www.picaxeforum.co.uk/forum.php
SteveO's Picaxe tutorial at http://www.garageofevilnetwork.com/profiles/blogs/howto-roll-your-own
 

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The written resources I rely on are the following -
The Picaxe manuals at http://www.picaxe.com/Getting-Started/PICAXE-Manuals/
Hpropman start on a Picaxe book at http://hpropman.webs.com/Media fil...er_ver_1.8.pdf
The Picaxe Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius at http://www.amazon.com/PICAXE-Microcontroller-Projects-Evil-Genius/dp/0071703268?tag=citofgamonlco-20
The Picaxe forum at http://www.picaxeforum.co.uk/forum.php
SteveO's Picaxe tutorial at http://www.garageofevilnetwork.com/profiles/blogs/howto-roll-your-own
Thanks for the info. This will be very helpful
Would you have any recommendations for programming Non- picaxe chips?
 

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I've always been told that in order to use the Picaxe code, you need to use the Picaxe chips. The bootstrap code is not available to the public although some have tried with different levels of success to hack it. My suggestion is to just go with the genuine Picaxe chips.
I get mine here - http://www.phanderson.com/picaxe/index.html
 

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As Halstaff already pointed out, Pic chips can not run PICAXE code.

But here is a bit more info. The folks at Picaxe take versions of PIC chips and added not just a boot loader, but have encoded a run time system that interprets picaxe basic on the fly. The reason why they use PIC chips is the fact they are cheap. A lot of micro-controls out there also use PIC chips too.

Now, you can program Pic chips in C, Basic (not picaxe basic) and Pascal programming languages. I use assembly for most of my micro-controller program. But that just me.
 
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