Dec 2008 (Finham)

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PIC Christmas tree


Organiser: Paul Gardiner

Target Audience: Teachers of technology/electronics

Venue: Finham Park School

Date: Tuesday 5:00-7:00pm 16th December


The Finham Park Christmas tree project has undergone (at last) a face lift to bring it into the 21st Century using a 20 pin microcontroller.  The project will form the basis of the meeting when we will explore how to control 13 different output devices using only 8 lines by employing multiplexing.  Both Genie and PICAXE controllers will be available.  Those using the Genie device will also be able to explore different light display modes using the on-board push button and parallel flowcharts. The Christmas tree includes a piezo sounder for renditions of Christmas ring tones!

PIC Tree small

The new PIC based Christmas tree

To help in the preparation of this meeting and to ensure sufficient parts are ordered (so that you can take home your own PIC Christmas tree), please email if you plan to attend.