I find myself in a somewhat unfamiliar situation at the moment, having been encouraged to explore USB using PIC chips (in particular the 18F14K50), I was told it would be a good idea to build a Dev board clone similar to this: http://www.tautic.com/new-video-pic18f14k50-usb-dev-kit-assembly and also this: http://www.microchip.com/stellent/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=1406&dDocName=en536385
so I did, or at least My version of them, here:
and a different angle to show the USB breakout:
All seems to be working, although I do have some concerns about the PICKit and USB port sharing the same data pins on the chip, and Why when MPLAB powers the board to find the chip (which it does perfectly!) it runs the thing at 3.3v instead of 5v?
but I digress.
the "Problem" is that now it`s built I haven`t the remotest idea of What to do next?
I`m purely a Hardware person, and never build anything without knowing what exactly it`s suposed to do and how it will do it, this whole PIC thing is Very new to me, in fact Arduino is still quite new (only been doing that about a year now) so I`m kinda Stuck, at least on the USB aspect of things.
Yes I could probably make the port pins do whatever I wanted inteligently, but the other peripherals on the chip I have no idea about?
So if there Is some kind soul out there reading this, and with the patience to walk a complete novice through these early stages, I`d be very grateful!