I am trying to fast forward from the 1980's and 1990's when I built my 8085 and 8052 BASIC based robots. Back then I used BASIC and assembly lang to program them.
Now I am thinking about building a new SOTA project using Arduino or Axon. Looks like these are based on C or C++. I have used BASIC, Pascal, Fortan and machine langs in the past but never could get my hands around C. Will I have to learn C or C++ for anything I build today using Arduino or Axon? I have heard of the BASIC STAMP but looking at its code, it doesn't look like any basic I have ever seen. Plus I want something more powerful and expandable than the Stamp. Any inputs? Thanks.