I've never done anything with microcontrollers. I was wondering what is a good board to get started with?
I was probably going to start out with just the basic 2 wheel robot that tries not to crash into the wall for starters, so I doubt that requires too much from the controller. Eventually, though, I'd like to do much more involved projects, and if possible buy one board now that I could use for projects later on, too. Cost is an issue, though. I don't really want to break the bank on it so if it's not possible to get something I could use later on for relatively cheap then I'll just get a better board later and get something cheaper now.
I wouldnt mind putting together a kit or assembling one from scratch if its cheaper that way, just point me towards a tutorial.
Also, I'm pretty good at C and trying to work on C++, so if I could program it in one of those two that would be ideal. I used to know basic so I'm sure I could just brush up on that too if that was a better option. Assembly could be fun too (I've dabbled in it on the CPU, dont know how much different it would be on a microcontroller).
Anyhow, thanks for reading. Let me know what you think.