The PIC (Programmable Intelligent Computer) microcontroller has been the best friend of engineers, inventors, and makers since they first arrived in 1976. These tiny yet mighty chips turn up almost everywhere, and even experienced hackers are surprised by their versatility. The PIC Microcontroller Engineering Projects Course Bundle, currently $49.99 (96% off MSRP), delves into where these venerable chips belong in the 21st century.

The Best Chip For The Job

This 13-course bundle is offered by the Educational Engineering Team, a team of skilled engineers that has been teaching students in the programming and microcontroller industry since 2007. Leading the charge is Ashraf AlMadhoun, an educator, Mechatronics engineer, electronics and programming hobbyist, and maker who has taught over 250 thousand students how to use PIC microcontrollers, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and more.

If you're experienced with programming or making, but haven't used PIC microcontrollers before, start with PIC Microcontroller Step-by-Step: Your Complete Guide. This seven-hour course gives you a full tour of how to program and control it, as well as introduces you to the many, many sensors, displays, and other tools you can connect it to.

Makers can follow it up with Arduino Vs Raspberry PI Vs PIC Microcontroller and Make A PIC Microcontroller-Based Arduino Development Board. Coders and engineers can see where microcontrollers meet the real world with courses on microcontroller simulation for code testing, connecting a GUI to more easily troubleshoot projects, and using LabView and C with microcontrollers.

Then, you can learn by doing. The bundle is dedicated to a host of build-along projects, including remote door locking systems; dot-matrix LED displays; motion detectors; garage door openers; wireless power transmitters; and much, much more. These projects are designed to introduce both new and experienced builders to the multitude of components that can be used, as a launchpad to building their own projects. You'll see how these chips interact with motion sensors, LCD displays, ultrasonics, and a host of input devices.

These small chips have a big impact, and learning how to use them can change how you work, engineer, craft or invent. And with The PIC Microcontroller Engineering Projects Course Bundle, it's never been easier to learn how to use them. This 13-course bundle is on sale for $49.99, 96% off the $1,287 MSRP. That's less than $4 per course.

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