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I am thinking to make it a little cooler I want it to have "automatic headlights" type thing where if the light goes below a certain level a few LEDs turn on.
Is this a plausible 'bot?
Do any of you have experience with the OOPic-R? Does it look like a good controller? Is it worth the cost?
Is there something similar for a little less money? OOPic-II+ maybe, that is about 15 dollars cheaper. What is different about the two?
Ahh man, I just noticed, all of the software for this is for Windows We no longer have any windows machines in my house. Are there any comparable microcontrollers that are compatible with Linux? I have been looking and the only one I found is the Brainstem GP 1. http://www.acroname.com/robotics/parts/S1-GP-BRD.htmlIt is pretty close to the same price, but I'm not sure how good it is.
Thanks for letting me know about AVR, but o far all I have found is:Mavric-IIB Price is a bit steep at $99.00 for the cheapest version. Maybe I am searching wrong but I am not finding a whole lot of augmented MCUs with AVR microcontrollers. It certainly doesn't help when I don't really understand the descriptions of what all it can do.Still searching. I'm not really interested in making my own augmented MCU. I'm not very good at searching for things. Too frustrating when I can't find what I want. Unfortunately I have to go do a stinking Chem lab write up. Thanks for all the help so far guys.
Trigger, you are a lifesaver. My head was about to explode I was getting so frustrated with not being able to find a controller. This looks like what I need. And the price is definately right as well
Is there anything else I would need to get along with the Arduino USB board?
Just recieved my Arduino! As an unexpected surprise, the ATMEGA168 came with it rather than just the ATMEGA8 Thanks for the suggestion again, looks like it is going to be GREAT
so the Arduino is a good beginner board, that also has intermediate level functions. What is an example of objects it can control?