Club L/C Meter Project
Our club project is a very useful L/C meter - Be sure to add your name to the list if you would like to build one - Only a few kits left!
I have also started a page on my
site for the project which contains other
This SADARS page will always
contain the latest links and information to build the L/C
5th November - Only a few kits left. Contact Nicolas ASAP if you would like to build one.
22nd September - Keith will be doing a presentation on making front
panels for the L/C meter on Tuesday 25th September.
21st September - Updated Construction Notes and Photographs - Start Building Here!
25th August - Keith has produced some excellent notes describing How the L/C meter works - by Keith G4KGP
7th August - Final part of kits delivered. Updated Construction Notes and Photographs - Start Building Here!
17th July - Project briefing at SADARS and collect your kit!
9th July - The PCBs arrive. The G4HUP L/C Meter PCBs arrived today, they look great.
7th July -
Thanks everyone for the donated parts. The PCBs,
crystals, and a number of other parts are expected in the next
few days. I have started sorting the parts I have into kits.
Built a header for my existing PIC programmer and programmed a
PIC with the L/C code. Experimenting with a couple of "junk box"
The L/C Meter we are
building - G4HUP Kit Version
L/C Meter Source Code - Part way down the page.
http://www.microchip.com/pagehandler/en-us/family/mplabx/ - All about the PICs.
PIC 16F628A Processor Data Sheet - PIC used in the L/C Meter.
PIC Programming notes from AL GM1SXX
and a movie at...
Serial programming is simple and undemanding and a Kenny Wong (JDM type) programmer consists of a PCB, a ZIF socket, a couple of cheap transistors , diodes and passive components and little else. It also has a header for in-circuit programming, but I always use the ZIF myself. It was worth purchasing just for the high quality ZIF alone! I can't buy a 40 pin ZIF here for that little money!
There are loads of JDM programmers on the Wobbly Wide Widget...