Microchip PIC Programming – Initial

I started putting together some initial information about programming the Microchip PIC. I am writing it in the perspective to those who are new to the subject, and really just looking for a primer. When designing a robot, you obviously would want to make educated decisions of which it is difficult to do with the wide array of different manufacturers of electronics components and proprietary micro controller units. This tutorial will hopefully become an interesting reading to those out there looking for information of just where to begin.

I originally started out in my post-secondary schooling in the course for component level electronics. One particular course really attracted my fancy, and that was digital electronics, but more specifically op-code (operation code) programming of microchips. In my courses we wrote and tested instruction sets on a Motorola 6800 development kit similar in nature to this heathkit. I had a blast. There is nothing better for the brain then good analytical thinking. Pretty much you have to write your program in assembly code and then enter the opcodes for those assembly instructions in through the keypad. This does in no means make me an expect of micro controllers. I just mearly wanted to express my the origin of opinions and the experience that I draw upon.