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Offline migsantiago

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Re: #39 pic kits
« Reply #25 on: September 15, 2010, 07:48:22 pm »
Dave's reviews can be harsh and people may only listen to the bad stuff about the product.

I would also buy a Pickit3 if I needed one. For now, my pickit2 is enough for my programming-debugging tasks.
 

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Re: #39 pic kits
« Reply #26 on: September 16, 2010, 05:45:29 am »
Dave's reviews can be harsh and people may only listen to the bad stuff about the product.

I would also buy a Pickit3 if I needed one. For now, my pickit2 is enough for my programming-debugging tasks.

I would also buy the PICkit3. My review was actually a comparison of it compared to the PICkit2 at the time (and it was a long tie ago now), i..e from the perspective of an "upgrade". At it stands it wasn't actually as bad as my ranting led many to believe, and has likely improved greatly since then.

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Re: #39 pic kits
« Reply #27 on: September 16, 2010, 02:35:06 pm »
then maybe you should do an "upgrade" video review about pickit3. we should be interested in the latest feautures/benefits of it.

Definitely. Many people only know the pickit3 thru his video.

An update video would be fair.
 

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Re: #39 pic kits
« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2010, 04:26:59 pm »
I'd love to see a video of 3 as it stands now, I really still don't get what the new features are supposed to be. from what I can tell all microchip have done is go microsoft style and stop support for a perfectly good product and then release one that does the same thing but looks better and will get the upgrades and support that the old version could benefit from equally and still be a better product overall
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Re: #39 pic kits
« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2010, 09:43:01 pm »
So I'm even more confused now... should I get a pickit 2 or 3?
 

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Re: #39 pic kits
« Reply #30 on: September 20, 2010, 12:20:31 am »
So I'm even more confused now... should I get a pickit 2 or 3?

I would just go ahead and get the pickit3. The pickit2 is now obsolete and doesn't fully support some of the nicer chips that microchip now sells. There is nothing that the pickit2 can do that the pickit3 can't in terms of programming/debugging. Its just some of the extra features are nice to have.
Don't blame me. I'm the mechanical engineer.
 

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Re: #39 pic kits
« Reply #31 on: September 20, 2010, 12:48:58 am »
Yeah, the pickit3 will keep you updated with every new PIC on the market.
 

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Re: #39 pic kits
« Reply #32 on: September 20, 2010, 06:34:26 am »
So I'm even more confused now... should I get a pickit 2 or 3?
wait until pickit4 is announced! :D use your instinct!

if it ever is it will surely be crap, they have a good product and should work to keep it so.
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