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Offline Lazer57Topic starter

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newbie questions regarding microcontrollers
« on: October 15, 2008, 06:13:27 PM »
#1: Axon vs BASIC Atom Pro 28 with Bot Board II; whats better about the Axon and whats better about AP28/BB2? (i realize this is the home of the Axon, but i'm hoping for some straight talk)
#2: What is the best microcontroller for robotics?
#3: Can brushless motors get controlled with either microcontroller (in Q#1)? If yes, does it require a brushless motor controller?
#4: Can C# be used to program microcontrollers? (I am new to programming as well, limited C++ and AS3.0 experience, but want to learn C#)

And any other advice you can throw my way would be great.

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Re: newbie questions regarding microcontrollers
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2008, 06:46:41 PM »
If you use the hobby-grade brushless ESCs, you can use servo outputs to run brushless.

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Re: newbie questions regarding microcontrollers
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2008, 07:41:18 PM »
how do i know if they are hobby grade? i have seen many brushless motor controllers and so far none have mentioned anything about being hobby-grade.

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Re: newbie questions regarding microcontrollers
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2008, 09:54:58 PM »
http://www.societyofrobots.com/robot_faq.shtml#best_microcontroller

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If yes, does it require a brushless motor controller?

Yeap, you need a motor driver to run any type of motor (servos have built in motor drivers).
Just a note, brushless motors and their controllers are rather expensive . . .

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#4: Can C# be used to program microcontrollers? (I am new to programming as well, limited C++ and AS3.0 experience, but want to learn C#)

Yes, as long as you have a compiler that can convert from C# to machine code required by your microcontroller. I'd recommend learning C, though.

 


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