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Offline Bas_ETopic starter

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$50 robot micro-controller alternative?
« on: August 01, 2010, 10:35:53 AM »
Hello,

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 donít seem to have them in stock too.

Is there a good (and affordable) alternative for the ATmega8 AVR? I donít 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 donít have any experience in that subject. Thatís why I want to follow the tutorial specially on that part. Is that possible with an alternative for the ATmega8 AVR?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: $50 robot micro-controller alternative?
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2010, 10:44:22 AM »
atmega168 should work great, at the end of the 50 dollar tutorial there is a link on how to do the small software changes for the 168

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Re: $50 robot micro-controller alternative?
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2010, 10:57:12 AM »
Thanks for the quick reply!

I found it, sorry for the noise.

http://www.societyofrobots.com/step_by_step_atmega168_swapout.shtml

 


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