PIC Tutor boards
from AMS use the Microchip PIC microcontroller. They all include LCD
display, four seven segment display, serial interface to IBM
compatible PC and expansion bus connector.
The expansion bus connector
on the main board is very important, because it allows the student to
connect to lab projects. The student can design his or her own lab
project and connect it to the main microprocessor board using
wire-wrap board. The additional lab project board allows the student
to learn hardware design, as well as software design.
Integrated Part of the Program
The PIC Tutor COURSEWARE book is
an integrated curriculum that has a student version and
instructor’s version of the workbook. The workbook contains exactly
what you need to know to make complex subjects easy-to-learn.
The workbook contains detailed
explanations of theory and also includes different lab projects for
students to complete. Each chapter ends with questions and suggested
The instructor workbook includes
the answers to all the questions, provides the schematic designs of
all the hardware lab projects and has a software listing of all the
software lab projects.