We are pleased to announce the release of the beta version of the cross-platform (Mac / Linux / Windows) AXEpad PICAXE development software, and free updates for all our other software products, including
- PICAXE Programming Editor (v5.2.2)
- Logicator for PIC and PICAXE (v3.2.6)
- PICAXE VSM SPICE Circuit Simulator (v1.0.4)
- AXEpad (v0.1.1)
- Cross-platform Command Line Compilers (v0.6)
- PICAXE Manuals part 1 and 2 (v6.7)
The main purpose of the updates are to support the new PICAXE-18M chip, but each release also includes several fixes and enhancements.
All software can be downloaded from the software pages at www.picaxe.co.uk
AXEpad is our new free cross-platform development software, designed to allow Mac OSX and Linux users instant access to PICAXE programming, supporting many of the PICAXE Programming Editor standard development features such as syntax colour coding, wizards, code explorer and debug / terminal functions. When used with the AXE027 USB download cable Linux and Mac users now have a complete PICAXE development and programming environment.
AXEpad has been specifically designed with a low overhead and so will also function well on budget Linux ‘netbooks’ such as the Asus Eeepc and Acer One.
More details about AXEpad can be found in the datasheet:
The new 18M supersedes the original 18 and 18A parts, to bring the 18 pin format back in line with the newer chips in the ‘M’ family (08M, 14M and 20M).
More details about the 18M can be found in this datasheet:
PICAXE-28X2 / 40X2
The new 28X2 and 40X2 parts will start shipping in March 2009.
Updated versions of parts 1 and 2 of the manual are included with each software download, and are also available online at