Commercial use of PIC chips found!
November 15, 2008
So since I'm the only "electronics geek" in my family, I recieve a bunch of old cellphones/radios/computers/etc. to pillage and salvage parts.
My mother owns a tanning salon that has a networked controller for each tanning bed. One of these room interfaces stopped working, and instead of calling me to check it out, she just replaced it and gave me the broken module.
I could definitely tell I was going to get a cool two 7 segment display. I wanted to know what other "goodies" I would find so I flipped it over.
Ooh, some jumpers, a limiter, some caps....
Wait... what is this?!?!?
A PIC chip!
I can't tell which one it is, because the sticker over it has stuck to the chip, I'm hoping to get it cleaned up and identified.
I guess that means I need to learn how to program a PIC chip now!