PICAXE 14M2 Microcontroller (14 pin)

This is the PICAXE-14M2 microcontroller chip.

PICAXE is a neat entry-level microcontroller system that is relatively cheap to get started with. The chip is programmed with a simple serial connection and the BASIC development environment is free! PICAXE has some excellent educational applications and support, and is a great entryway into more complicated embedded systems. If you’re looking for a place to start with microcontrollers, PICAXE is a great way to go!

Replaces: COM-08351

PICAXE 14M2 Microcontroller (14 pin) Product Help and Resources

Core Skill: Soldering

This skill defines how difficult the soldering is on a particular product. It might be a couple simple solder joints, or require special reflow tools.

2 Soldering

Skill Level: Rookie - The number of pins increases, and you will have to determine polarity of components and some of the components might be a bit trickier or close together. You might need solder wick or flux.
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Core Skill: Programming

If a board needs code or communicates somehow, you're going to need to know how to program or interface with it. The programming skill is all about communication and code.

3 Programming

Skill Level: Competent - The toolchain for programming is a bit more complex and will examples may not be explicitly provided for you. You will be required to have a fundamental knowledge of programming and be required to provide your own code. You may need to modify existing libraries or code to work with your specific hardware. Sensor and hardware interfaces will be SPI or I2C.
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Core Skill: Electrical Prototyping

If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.

3 Electrical Prototyping

Skill Level: Competent - You will be required to reference a datasheet or schematic to know how to use a component. Your knowledge of a datasheet will only require basic features like power requirements, pinouts, or communications type. Also, you may need a power supply that?s greater than 12V or more than 1A worth of current.
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An alternative to Arduino..within limits...

These chips are extremely easy to work with. They aren’t Arduino killers, but fill in very nicely where you don’t need/want a separate circuit board or need to roll your own PCB.

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The 14M2 is an excellent balance of pins and features

I cut my teeth learning PICAXE BASIC using the 14M2. This chip is a great place to start for most projects since it has good amount of I/O pins, multiple ADC channels, Hardware PWM, and 2 memory slots (using ProgramEditor6). It’s my pic (oooo) of the litter. Here’s the pinout for this chip: ttp://www.picaxe.com/Site_Resources/Media/Site_1/pinout/pinout14m2.jpg