Pic Programming for the Impatient This book is a complete guide to learning everything you need to know about building something from nothing. We will base our creations around the very popular PIC family of microcontrollers. PIC stands for "Peripheral Interface Controller." PICs are used in all sorts of things like: alarm systems, washing machines, automobile controls, timers, medical devices and even toasters! We will be using them as the brains for all our projects. We start out by building a simple power supply and work our way up to a complete sumo-fighting robot programmed with the easy to use Mikrobasic. Along the way, we construct binary counters, light meters, infrared sensors, even a digital musical keyboard!