Fig.1: circuit simulation of the AXE107 Rudolph Project Kit (SILICON CHIP, September 2004). What you can't see from the screenshot is the "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" tune playing from the piezo (simulated via the computer's speaker)!
Fig.2: the program can be stepped through line-by-line and variable values studied on screen.
PICAXE Virtual System Modelling (VSM) is a new software circuit simulator that combines a
"virtual" PICAXE chip with animated components and Berkeley SPICE circuit
analysis to produce a simulation of a complete PICAXE project – and it operates
in real time on most modern computers!
PICAXE VSM is a joint venture between two UK companies,
Revolution Education, the developers of the PICAXE system, and Labcenter
Electronics, a world leader in circuit simulation products which has been
producing commercial SPICE and microcontroller simulators for almost 20 years.
To use the system, you first draw your circuit schematic on
screen, using the library of over 10,000 popular analog/digital components and
automated wiring to build up your circuit. You then associate your PICAXE BASIC
program to the PICAXE chip component and click "Play!" to watch the circuit in