Picaxe Microcontrollers

I read about the Picaxe in the February 2007 edition of Nuts & Volts magazine and knew I had to give it a try. I ordered up a bunch of bits from various places around the Web and pretty soon I had a mini terminal running on a breadboard on my kitchen table.

There is a vast community of Picaxe enthusiasts that hang out on the official Revolution Education Picaxe Web site, click through for more information than you can digest in a month.

If you visit the forum look for my name (puddlehaven) and say hello.


A thread on the Picaxe forum got me started poking around the Web for information on electronic fireflies. I found Bill Sherman's Botronics Web site, and his description of electronic fireflies controlled by a Picaxe microcontroller.

SerialPower Network

Jurjen Kranenborg posted the second version of his SerialPower network to the Picaxe forums in September, and I started playing with them in the middle of October. It wasn't long before I had to go out and buy some more Picaxe chips and breadboards for them to live on so I could create a network here in my home office.

Picaxe Network Connector

The Microconnector.NET library contains objects that make it easy to connect your Picaxe microcontroller to a PC, and from there to the rest of the world.

Membership Card Serial Adapter

I created a serial port adapter for Lee Hart's Membership Card computer.  

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