How To: Program PIC microcontrollers in OS X

Program PIC microcontrollers in OS X

This video tutorial demonstrates how you–yes, you–can use the C programming language and the HI-TECH IDE to program PICs on a Mac (with a little help from Microchip PICKit1). For more details about programming your own PIC microcontroller under Mac OS X, simply press play!

(1) Part 1 of 2 - How to Program PIC microcontrollers in OS X, (2) Part 2 of 2 - How to Program PIC microcontrollers in OS X

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Why not just use MPLABX? It works just fine, and it comes with a wealth of compilers and help documentation which is available just a click away. Even the Hi-Tech C compiler can be added to the toolchain. Also, one advantage of using the native MPLABX is that it has a built in PIC simulator, which allows you to test your code without ever having to program the device. Not even once!..You can do things like step through your code line-by-line and it comes with a great debugger built in!. And the great thing about it is that it is absolutely FREE. You can get your hands on MPLABX here: It is available for all common operating systems including Linux, Windows and of course OSX. Enjoy. If you have any questions just email me

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