Author Topic: MPLAB Starter Kit for PIC24F MCUs... and a Mac. What to do?  (Read 3983 times)

earthtonesaudio

A coworker lent me a MPLAB Starter Kit for PIC24F MCUs, but I have a Mac, and the software is PC only.  I'd like to get started programming the thing, BUT:
I don't have a lot of hard drive space to partition off and run a virtual Windows desktop; and I would not like to spend more than zero dollars for a solution.


Any advice? :)

slacker

Re: MPLAB Starter Kit for PIC24F MCUs... and a Mac. What to do?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2011, 07:44:05 AM »
I'll have to double check, but pretty sure MPLAB runs under wine on Linux, so I guess it does on Macs, don't know if that's an option for you.
Tere's a command line tool for Macs on the Microchip website for actually using the programmer to write to the PICs, assuming you're using a Pickit, so you should be able to use whatever software you can find.

earthtonesaudio

Re: MPLAB Starter Kit for PIC24F MCUs... and a Mac. What to do?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2011, 10:48:37 AM »
Excellent, thanks.  I'll check that out.

scratch

Denis,
Nothing witty yet ...

scratch

Denis,
Nothing witty yet ...

earthtonesaudio

Re: MPLAB Starter Kit for PIC24F MCUs... and a Mac. What to do?
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2011, 12:31:10 AM »
Just compiled wine.  Whew, that took a lot longer than I expected.