I want to do the $50 robot tutorial, but I wont seem to be able to get my hands on a ATmega8 AVR micro-controller. I live in the Netherlands so I try to get it from a Duch store, but it seems to be out of stock everywhere. Even DigiKey.com and mouser.com don’t seem to have them in stock too.
Is there a good (and affordable) alternative for the ATmega8 AVR? I don’t want to go experimenting on my own, as its my first experience with micro-controllers. You guys probably say there are plenty alternatives, but the micro-controller programming part is the part that I find the hardest because I don’t have any experience in that subject. That’s why I want to follow the tutorial specially on that part. Is that possible with an alternative for the ATmega8 AVR?
Thanks in advance.