I personally am studying PIC programming, and really enjoying it. I think at some point in your electronics carreer or hobbie, if you really love electronics and experimenting with electronics you will want to start programming microcontrollers.
Microchip’s PIC microcontrollers are popular with developers due to their low cost, wide availability, large user base, extensive collection of application notes, availability of low cost or free development tools, and serial programming (and re-programming with flash memory) capability. Microchip has over 550 PIC MCUs in its portfolio.
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