The Great Cow Great Cow BASIC
Open Source BASIC programming tools for Microchip PIC and Atmel AVR microcontrollers
Home These are links to some useful third-party sites. If you need help with some aspect of Great Cow BASIC, see our support page.
Handy sites for GCBASIC users
Microchip Technology  The manufacturer of PIC microcontrollers, and an excellent place to find datasheets and other information.
The PICList If you are having a PIC-related problem, or would like some more links than are presented here, head over to the PICList.
IC-Prog A free (non-open source) program that supports many different PIC programmers.
JDM programmer One of the simplest PIC programmer designs available. Compatible with many different PIC models, and requires an RS-232C serial port.
USBtinyISP A simple USB-based AVR programmer. Schematics and firmware are available, or a kit can be purchased.

Other open-source PIC programming languages
JAL v2 Jal is a high-level language for Microchip PIC microcontrollers. It has a similar syntax to Pascal.
SDCC Small Device C Compiler, an ANSI-C compiler that produces code for PIC16 and 18 chips, in addition to several other controllers.
gputils Various PIC-related utilities.

SourceForge Our hosts
FreeBASIC The compiler that is used for GCBASIC. If you are interesting in compiling GCBASIC, you need FreeBASIC v0.18 or higher.
Notepad ++ A very useful general purpose text editor.

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