Archive for October, 2013

Inspired by a post on I decided to build the Transistor tester as featured on

Many thanks to Microchip for the required 16LF1503!



For programming a Pic I usually use a pickit2 clone that features 2 Zif sockets for easy programming. This time that route failed. No matter what I tried my pickit2 clone wouldn’t recognize the 16LF1503.

Well after the clone didn’t succeed I took out the real thing. I looked up the connections and with help of the datasheet I wired it up on a breadboard. No extra components were used, just a pickit2, breadboard, wires and off course the chip. This actually works!!! Read the rest of this entry »

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