Found PICkit 2 - Operating System Version 2.32.0 PICkit 2 Unit ID = PICkit2 Clone Target power not detected - Powering from PICkit 2 ( 5.00V) PK2Error0024: PICkit 2 was unable to establish a valid Vdd on the target (Attempted 5.00V - Read 0.25V) PICkit 2 Ready
hey hey for small miracles!rkhanso said:I'm happy to say I have one of the strobes working. It's one where I burned the PIC before putting any other components on the PCB. Then populated the board and DID NOT do any other messing around with programming after that. Connected it up to a LM7805 and it's blinding me as I type.
Is the Sure Electronics programmer so much different that it won't flash the PIC with the board fully populated and it also won't power the strobe after programming to run it?
Hopefully I can duplicate this about 156 more times (after I get the solder paste in the mail).
I guessing some large heat-shrink tubing to encase the base of the plastic 'bulb' and the PCB is enough to protect/secure/finish out the light?
David_AVD said:Built my first one today. I populated all components, but did not connect anything to the 4 way connector.
I used a PicKit 3 and it programmed first time. I then ticked the "Target Power - ON" and was greeted with a randomly flashing LED.
Steve, can you post a good close up picture (use the macro setting on camera) of one of the ones that doesn't work please? We may be able to tell from that if the soldering is up to scratch.Steve said:I'm wondering if i'm killing mine with heat, the iron is only on there for 1/2 a sec but ive only managed to get only 4 out of 10 successful ones
If you are using the PIC then you need all of the components installed - take a look at THIS post as it gives enough information to get you started. The top of the PIC and NUD chip pin 1's go towards the edge of the board on either side. The PIC can only go on the 6-pin pad location while the NUD goes onto the 8-pin pad location.riri7707 said:Hi, just received my boards and i need some clarification ( thanks for your help here
1Â°) So, if i understood correctly, using the microchip we do not need any more components excepts the LED.
2Â°) Maybe i'm stupid, but i don't found the right place to place the chip (double side pcb and douple possibility)
If i see the printed marks side, i saw 8 pins PCB, mine pic chip have 6, and if i need to solder it on other face, where is the 1st pin mark?
3Â°) i see so much holes, than i cannot see exactly where to plug the iscp connector from the programmer.
Again, sorry, but i need to basic help here...
Thanks again for step by step help...
Nobody is perfect :'(