PICAXE SOFTWARE OPTIONS
PICAXE SOFTWARE FROM REVOLUTION EDUCATION LTD
There are three main software types for developing and testing PICAXE programs.
BASIC textual programs are the most commonly used programming method, and the software
is free! The BASIC programming language allows powerful and complex programs to be
developed within a user friendly, easy to learn programming language. BASIC programs can
also be simulated on-screen with the PICAXE Programming Editor software.
Software Options: PICAXE Programming Editor, LinAXEpad, MacAXEpad
Flowcharts are a graphical method of developing PICAXE control programs. Flowcharts are
created by pulling together graphical icon shapes and then drawing lines to connect these
shapes together. Flowcharts are widely used within education and flowcharts can also be
simulated on screen before download.
Software Option: Logicator for PICs
Full circuit simulation software is the third category of software. Here a full circuit diagram
is drawn on screen and linked to a BASIC program listing. The SPICE circuit simulation
software then animates the electronic circuit on screen as the BASIC program is processed.
Software Option: PICAXE VSM
BASIC - WINDOWS BASIC - LINUX BASIC - MAC
Programming Editor is the main LinAXEpad is the Linux software that MacAXEpad is the Mac software that
Windows application for developing and supports the common PICAXE features supports the common PICAXE features
simulating PICAXE programs in the BASIC such as colour highlighting of BASIC such as colour highlighting of BASIC
language. Supports the common PICAXE programs, support for downloading via programs, support for downloading via
features such as colour highlighting, full the AXE027 USB cable, and in-built the AXE027 USB cable, and in-built
simulation and in-built testing features testing features such as the ‘Debug’ and testing features such as the ‘Debug’ and
such as ‘Debug’ and ‘Terminal’ functions. ‘Terminal’ functions. ‘Terminal’ functions.
For Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 Any modern x386 distribution with GTK2.8+ For OS X (10.3+) on PowerPC or Intel
FLOWCHARTS - WINDOWS SIMULATION - WINDOWS THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE
Some third party software applications also
support programming of PICAXE chips.
Yenka PICs (www.yenka.com) - Win/Mac
Flowol (www.flowol.com) - Win/Mac
Logicator for PICs is a flowcharting PICAXE Virtual System Modelling
application widely used within education (VSM) is a new software circuit simulator
for developing control programs for PIC that combines a ‘virtual’ PICAXE chip
and PICAXE microcontrollers. It is with animated components and SPICE
extremely easy to use and supports an circuit analysis to produce a simulation AUTOMGEN (www.irai.com) - Win
on-screen simulation and in circuit live of a complete PICAXE project – and it
debug mode that allows students to operates in real time on most modern
easily test and debug their flowcharts. PCs! Over 10,000 popular analogue /
Also available as unrestricted shareware. digital components are included.
For more details please see the separate For more details please see the separate
‘Logicator for PIC and PICAXE’ catalogue page ‘PICAXE VSM’ catalogue page.