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Where to find good augmented microcontrollers
« on: June 03, 2008, 06:40:52 AM »
Hello I've been asking around to find out how to makke an augmented microcontroller but im having no luck. can anyone point me in the direction of a good cheap augmented microcontroller?
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Re: Where to find good augmented microcontrollers
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2008, 06:57:44 AM »
Ok, now we need to clarify: Are you looking to build an augmented microcontroller or are you just looking for a cheap augmented controller? Personally I like AVR and I'm using the STK500 board still, but they have lots of new good stuff with good price. Last year I purchased an AVR butterfly which is really cheap and still offers alot of function...
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Re: Where to find good augmented microcontrollers
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2008, 09:44:00 AM »
The Arduino is a good choice, if you want a more powerfull one you can also buy Admin's Axon...
There is a large number of good products, you need to decide what kind of power you want.
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2008, 02:17:33 PM »
can anyone pls tell me which type of microcontroller is the best for a robot?? I have found quite a lot on ebay, but i don't know if they are good or not and they cost quite a lot of money also:S:S 10x

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Re: Where to find good augmented microcontrollers
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2008, 03:00:31 PM »
NOTE i'm a noob too, but here is what I know.  there really is no such thing as a "best" microcontroller.  They all have different features for different purposes.  I would use the programming language as a determining factor.  If you know basic you may want to start with a basic stamp.  If you know C you may want to go with an avr based board.  I like the arduino as was mentioned before.  It uses a language called wire which is similar to C++.  The board is also rather noob proof, which is a plus.  I would recommend an arduino diecimila or nano (nano comes out on the 15th I believe).  The nano is small and plugs into a breadboard, making it good for prototyping.

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Re: Where to find good augmented microcontrollers
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2008, 03:11:30 PM »
It is good to have an ADC on your mcu.

Please look through this

http://www.societyofrobots.com/microcontroller_tutorial.shtml
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Re: Where to find good augmented microcontrollers
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2008, 04:40:55 PM »
Has been asked hundreds of times. Search google and the forum.
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Re: Where to find good augmented microcontrollers
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2008, 11:15:26 AM »
hehe yea, I'm quite proud of the FAQ ;D

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