I'm currently building a robot for Batelle. They want me to stick with PIC p4431 microprocessors, because of the compatability with the onboard electronics. Problem is, I need a C programming language for the MPLAB IDE program. After an intense battle with MPLAB, I realized I had the program over 60 days. I previously installed the 'Student Version' of MPLAB C18 C Compiler, with no knowledge that it had a trail time on it.
I am stuck using MPLAB IDE due to the fact that they gave me an MPLAB IDE 2 In-line Debugger to use and some compatable boards.
The MPLAB C18 C Compiler costs $500 to purchase... well $495.
Any thoughts? Other than resetting my OS back every 2 months