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Offline nckspecTopic starter

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Microcontrollers
« on: April 04, 2008, 11:05:44 PM »
is their an avr atmega8 with a pre made board i can buy, i really don't want to solder since I burned myself

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Re: Microcontrollers
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2008, 11:26:29 PM »
what about arduino? I think that usually come with atmega 168, but they are pin compatible (168 just has more memory)

You still need some soldering with most development boards to add peripherals and such.  Better to just learn not to burn yourself.
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Re: Microcontrollers
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2008, 01:23:52 AM »
i have a good tip for not  burning your self 
dont touch the hot bit  :P

how  do you manage to burn you self any way
« Last Edit: April 05, 2008, 01:36:57 AM by lkik »

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Re: Microcontrollers
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2008, 04:23:04 AM »
buy yourself a test board,, its awesome you just pluck the micro into its holes and its done
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Re: Microcontrollers
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2008, 06:05:56 AM »
burning yourself is all apart of the experience!  ;D

And don't worry, you haven't burnt yourself as badly as i have once before...

I was just finishing off a job to do with my USB Charger, it was 10pm and i was pretty tired. I picked up the soldering iron to do the last little thing...and when i looked down at my hand, i realised i was holding the soldering iron from the "hot" bit!!!    (i had blisters for the next month!!!)   (it still gives me shivers!!!)
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Re: Microcontrollers
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2008, 11:17:57 AM »
Don't happen to have pics do u?  ::)
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Re: Microcontrollers
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2008, 06:13:11 PM »
Don't happen to have pics do u?  ::)


 :D LOL...Unfortunately not
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Re: Microcontrollers
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2008, 11:38:25 PM »
Pololu do a series called Orangutan which are mainly based on AvR168 (like AtMega8 but more RAM). These do, or dont, come with stuff like LCDs, switches etc depending on your budget. In particular they come with 2 H-Bridges which are great if driving DC motors rather than servos.
Having said all that: I haven't used them yet ! But will be doing in the near future - they look like good value.
Am sure others will prove me wrong  ;)
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Re: Microcontrollers
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2008, 10:34:16 AM »
Check SparkFun

 


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