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Offline malexTopic starter

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Using PIC16F628A for the 50 dollar robot.
« on: May 22, 2008, 11:34:03 AM »
So I'm a beginner building his first robot and I have a question about the microcontroller.

Is it possible to substitute ATmega8 AVR with PIC16F628A?  I ordered a sample from microchip and wondered if it could be used.

And if so, do I have to alter the wiring/software significantly?


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Re: Using PIC16F628A for the 50 dollar robot.
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2008, 11:42:01 AM »
So I'm a beginner building his first robot and I have a question about the microcontroller.

Is it possible to substitute ATmega8 AVR with PIC16F628A?  I ordered a sample from microchip and wondered if it could be used.

And if so, do I have to alter the wiring/software significantly?



PIC16F628A does not have ADC ports so it's harder to detect which of the photo sensor detects more light.

try PIC16F688: it's smaller and cheaper than 628A but does have adc and all required ports for the $50 robot.

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Re: Using PIC16F628A for the 50 dollar robot.
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2008, 02:27:09 PM »
The ATmega is like $5, I don't think all the trouble coding and wiring with free samples is worth saving $5 :P

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Re: Using PIC16F628A for the 50 dollar robot.
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2008, 07:16:21 PM »
Ahhh, well I bought AVR already.  I was just thinking if I were to make other bots in the future, would PIC work.

Thanks for the answers

 


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