Microchip and HI-TECH C compiler

Oops. I made a mistake. I have done my best to correct it. HI-TECH isn’t that bad of a free compiler. I’m going to do my best to showcase it by showing what you can do with it and how you can do it. The first source file is to turn on PORTC5 (Pin 5) of the PIC16F690.

http://Tech-tut.com/hitech

Here are the last posts that mentioned HI-TECH.

C compilers for Microchip: HI-TECH or CCS? Free or pay?

Update on microcontrollers: Microchip and Freescale compilers (Hi-Tech, MPLAB C, Codewarrior)

Another Digital Clock: PIC16F690 and Blue LEDs Make a Good Time

This is a continuation of this post Using the PIC16F690’s (and others’) Internal Timers to Keep Time

We are not using a crystal or an RTC for this digital clock!!! This is just a demonstration of the internal timers and is not intended to keep actual time.

So, since we aren’t using an RTC, and we are using just a simple internal RC oscillator embedded in our PIC16F690, what kind of accuracy are we looking at? Well, if you are a perfectionist, than stop reading!!! This will not compete with your Seiko (You’ll see why I said that soon). It can’t compete with the DS1305. What it can do is make a somewhat accurate clock at half the cost and half the soldering(maybe) and half the programming and half… I think you might see my point of why this is a cool project. We all have cell phones and computers that have Atomic timekeeping or something, but who has an Altoids clock? Or whatever you decide to do with it? If you can initial off on the  “not perfect” line, please continue. (I’ll explain how inaccurate this thing is in just a few paragraphs)
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Serial LCD and breadboards that I bought from eBay

I’ve been doing some shopping lately on The eBay. I went into my barn the other day and couldn’t find a single solderless breadboard. How can an experimenter work without one? So I tried to find some SPICE programs to help me play some. No way! That is not something I want to spend hundreds to thousand of dollars on.
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