Ben demonstrated his PIC based robot in action, and stepped through the development cycle using the various PIC tools. Ben's robot currently avoids obstacles using two infrared proximity sensors.
Microchip Technology Inc.
Microchip is the manufacturer of the PIC microcontrollers. They can provide you with datasheets, books, CD's, and development systems for the PIC family.
Ben's company, a provider of Microchip PIC programmers, development kits, and literature.
PIC Beginners Guide
A few suggestions and pointers to PIC information.
This is a simple language developed for the PICs.
Micro Engineering Labs Inc. is the developer of a Basic compiler for the PICs.
PIC C Compiler
Custom Computer Services Inc. offers a PIC C Compiler that includes libraries for the various built in PIC peripherals, plus support for many common external
PIC ANSI C Compiler
High Tech Software offers an ANSI C compatible compiler plus a complete integrated development environt for PICs.