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A micro-controller is an electronic component which can be programmed via a computer. So, we need to use software tools in order to program this component.
These tools are available under Microsoft Windows.
The proposed versions have been last tested on Nov. 11th 2011.

  • MPLAB© is a development software tool provided for free by the company Microchip. This software allows to create, compile (MPLAB© C Compiler) and simulate programs, and also, to transfer the generated code into a real compatible micro-controller (type Microchip PIC18), which we have chosen as “reasoning brain” for our robots...
  • MPLAB© C Compiler is the compiler added to MPLAB© to program in C language.