PIC to Ligicator - Serious noob here
July 3, 2010
Hey all, ive just received quite a few componants tho i dont know what most of them do, i am learning about the datasheets of each peice that i have tho, i just need to know a few things and any support i can get to get this thing rolling...
Processors i have:
uM-FPU coprocessor (V2) // PICAXE-08M microcontroller // PICAXE-18X microcontroller //PICAXE 28X2 microcontroller
my goal is to interface with the program called "logicator" so i can see the code and learn from it and eventually code my own output
(USB AXE027 interface) 100 (10k Resistors) and 100 (0r resistors), (18 Blue LEDS) (diods bat85) (rectifier diods 1n4001) (transistors bcx38c) 3 pin (resonators 10mhz) and (15 100nF Capcitors) and large amounts of CAT5 Cable
As you can see i have put some images bellow, please inspect them, this is my first ever time making my own hardware, but i will learn quickly as i have wanted to do this for many years now.
ok my problem is: I am running the PICAXE-08M on the bread board
when i connect the usb connector to my Bread Board and scan on COM4 for its PICAXE Type, the blue LED will show and with a voltage of 2.5Volts, (I do not know what the maximum voltage is for these) which is telling me the chip is receiving and sending, but when the light goes out, i get an error on screen:
Error - Hardware not found on COM4!
1) Hardware not connected (THO IT IS)
2) Hardware not powerd (I thought because the light was on it is drawing power from the usb its self)
3) Hardware needs a reset (i dont even know how to do this lol)
Please help me with this! :P i really want to get into creating all types of hardware, and when possible PC controlled VU meters! :D
Any type of feed back would ne nice and i would be very greatfull, My life of building electronics starts here, with you fine people!.