Update and RBG lamp

So here is a little update.  After doing the trackbot I started to think of some other projects that I’ve been wanting to do for a while.  While there are HUNDREDS of ideas floating around up there, one was doable and would look really cool and that is an RGB lamp of some sort.  I remember seeing this project: www.electronics-lab.com/projects/games/005/index.html and really wanting to do it.  So last week I scoped out some PICs on the Microchip site that have PWMs and ordered some samples.  Also I got on ebay and bought a 3W RGB LED, and here is the best part…I had a paypal gift card so it didn’t cost anything, always a plus  For those less fortunate the LED is ~$10, kinda like this EBay Listing.

Today I got my PICs, one each of 16F737, 18F2220, 18F2680 and 16F88.  They should work with my linux based setup.  I’ll post some pics of the setup soon but if you want to just know the facts I am using Ubuntu 8.04 with PikDev (pikdev.free.fr/), gputils (gputils.sourceforge.net/) which can be installed via Synaptic, and my P16PRO knockoff parallel programmer (geeksinside.com/view/180/Parallel-Pic-Programmer/).  The dev is done in assembly right now, but that’s why I got the PIC18Fs, so I can try out the PikDev C compiler and maybe even SDCC (sdcc.sourceforge.net/).

That’s it for now, I plan on making myBitBox a real personal blog, so check back!

Update (Sept. 3rd): I started a gallery of the RGB Lamp, I plan on updating it over time.  Here it is: Http://mybitbox.com/gallery/rgb_lamp/

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