[plug] [OT] Companies in Perth that can flash BIOS chips

Richard Meyer meyerri at westnet.com.au
Mon Aug 6 14:46:06 WST 2007

On Mon, 2007-08-06 at 14:24 +0800, Paul Antoine wrote:
> Brad wrote:
> > On the topic of 'lectronicy things. If any of you are into 
> > microcontroller tinkering I highly recommend checking out the 
> > (relatively new) "Parallax Propeller".
> Looked at that briefly... it certainly has a strong following.
> In my recent microcontroller tinkering I settled on the PIC 18F2550/4450 
> series with USB capability.  I've now built my first USB peripheral :-)
> Been having lots of fun writing C for it too... and with the USB 
> bootloader my compile/flash/test cycle is about 15 seconds.  Beats the 
> hell out of erasing and reprogramming EPROMs from the bad ol' days!!!
> Oh, and for those of the "printf school of debugging", being able to 
> send status info up the USB to the PC to monitor the often whacky 
> outcomes of embedded bugs is fantastic! Again it beats blinking LEDs 
> etc. from the bad ol' days :-)
> Paul

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Richard Meyer <meyerri at westnet.com.au>
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