June 13th, 2004

flex brain!

Microcontroller modem

I've just succeeded in communication with the 16F628A microcontroller via a COM-port. Hyperterminal thinks it's a modem, but in reality it's the microcontroller saying "16F628 alive", after which it echoes every character sent to it.

I've created this circuit and used the accompanying software -- I now have a test board from which to build further applications (such as an embedded web server, perhaps).

The board itself is built on test circuit board -- perhaps I can make a good PCB design out of this one... Worth a try, anyway.
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