WHIP UP SOME FIENDISHLY FUN PICAXE MICROCONTROLLER DEVICES"Ron has worked hard to explain how the PICAXE system operates through simple examples, and I'm sure his easy-to-read style will help many people progress with their PICAXE projects." --From the Foreword by Clive Seager, Revolution Education Ltd.This wickedly inventive guide shows you how to program, build, and debug a variety of PICAXE microcontroller projects. PICAXE Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius gets you started with programming and I/O interfacing right away, and then shows you how to develop a master processor circuit.From "Hello, World!" to "Hail, Octavius!"All the projects in Part I can be accomplished using either an M or M2 class PICAXE processor, and Part II adds 20X2-based master processor projects to the mix. Part III culminates in the creation of Octavius--a sophisticated robotics experimentation platform featuring a 40X2 master processor and eight breadboard stations which allow you to develop intelligent peripherals to augment Octavius' functioning. The only limit is your imagination!PICAXE Microcontroller Projects for the Evil Genius:Features step-by-step instructions and helpful photos and illustrationsAllows you to customize each project for your purposesOffers all the programs in the book free for downloadRemoves the frustration factor--all required parts are listed, along with sourcesBuild these and other devious devices:Simple mini-stereo jack adapterUSBS-PA3 PICAXE programming adapterPower supplyThree-state digital logic probe20X2 master processor circuitTV-R input module8-bit parallel 16X2 LCD boardSerialized 16X2 LCDSerialized 4X4 matrix keypadSPI 4-digit LED displayCountdown timerProgrammable, multi-function peripheral device and operating systemOctavius--advanced robotics experimentation platformL298 dual DC motor controller boardEach fun, inexpensive Evil Genius project includes a detailed list of materials, sources for parts, schematics, and lots of clear, well-illustrated instructions for easy assembly. The larger workbook-style layout and convenient two-column format make following the step-by-step instructions a breeze.Make Great Stuff!TAB, an imprint of McGraw-Hill Professional, is a leading publisher of DIY technology books for makers, hackers, and electronics hobbyists.