Using a 18f4420 for something.. learning-ful, or fun?! :P
June 6, 2009
Well I aquired a PIC18f4420 when Circuit City closed down. Being an employee there, well.. everything was thrown away, besides what we could fit in our pockets without being caught.
And well, I found a... chip/board thing, that has a PIC18f4420 chip on it, and flip it over, and it slides into a breadboard. I searched online to see what it was used for, and the only thing I could find was the hand held devices that program cars remote-start, or something like that. Costing around $100 just for the chip on the board setup.
To hook it up and have fun?
I'm fairly new, had my fair share of newbie experience with the electronics learning lab from RadioShack. Just looking for some simple ideas to just show that I can use it :D
Well, this is a hella old post.. I just found the chip again.. and some how, the instructions were right next to it.. lol..
Well here's the link for what it belongs to, and then the second link is the PDF for installing it into the Bitwriter (what it belongs to)
Here's the.. well, bottom I guess:
Flash kind of took away all the pretty words on the chip!
Just so you don't have to read up.. it's a PIC18F4420
And here's the top:
There's a silkscreen(I think that's the right term lol) of a DIP chip aligned with the pins.. I kind of assumed those pins would match the chip pin for pin.. but boy was I wrong, I went through a few connections with my mutlimeter.. the pins are whack. Some pins would match like 4 pins on the board (Most likely ground or power) but some other pins, I couldn't find a connection at all. (I wasn't very patient with it, so there very well could have been, but I went over em a few times :P)
But yeah! I'm not too sure how easy it would be to use as a processor to program and what not, that's kind of what I was hoping for when I posted this, but my experience was a big factor.
Anyways, just had to update this because my cameras working.. if I actually use it in a project.. or have ANY clue on how to use it in a project, I'll update again. :)