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Offline xdforever0Topic starter

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What microcontroller ??
« on: May 23, 2010, 06:36:50 AM »
Hello guys,

I am new to robotics and i would like to make a robot that follows a white line.
So now i am looking for a microcontroller.

I wan't one that i can program doesn't matter what type of code.
I need to have the IC it self so i need to solder it self.

Extra help would be nice  :D


Offline waltr

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Re: What microcontroller ??
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2010, 10:41:04 AM »
Any of the popular uControllers will do as you need.
PICs from Microchip are what I use. Microchip has a free IDE with Assembler and feature limited free versions of C compilers.

Do some searches on this forum and read the many opinions on the various processors available. There are many threads on this subject.

Offline Cristi_Neagu

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Re: What microcontroller ??
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2010, 01:31:17 PM »
Depending on the problem at hand, you might not even need a controller. I think it can be done with simple transistors. Maybe someone will suggest something simpler along those lines.

Offline SmAsH

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Re: What microcontroller ??
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2010, 03:40:17 PM »
Yes, you don't even need a microcontroller to follow a white line but if you want to use one, great!
I would suggest the avr atmega series. Here's a tutorial on just that!
http://www.societyofrobots.com/step_by_step_robot.shtml
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Re: What microcontroller ??
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2010, 04:57:12 PM »
The arduino Duemilanove is also very popular, it has alot of add ons and there are tons of forums on them

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Re: What microcontroller ??
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2010, 01:15:01 AM »
Ah the classic micro controller vs micro controller debate.

Every on will vouch for what they know and love. Biased if you will.

If you are that vague in your description and you don't have any specifics that you want i would say for now go for some simple circuitry and leave the MCU for you to tackle on another project. Or if you want to use an MCU do as much research as you can bare so you can make up your own mind.

If you want to keep going in the future make sure you put effort into finding this MCU as it will effect you for the rest of your robotics life.

goodluck

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Re: What microcontroller ??
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2010, 02:49:33 AM »
Isn't here already a tutorial using the AtMega8?

Here it is, not really a tutorial but a guide (With Code and CAD)-

http://www.societyofrobots.com/robot_mobot_2007.shtml

 


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