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Offline PolemusTopic starter

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Which Programmer to use?
« on: March 25, 2009, 01:49:22 PM »
Hey People,

You probebly get this alot, but searching right now is a bit difficult as i am not sure what exactly to search for...

I am trying my hand @ robotics, i have a programming background of close to 10 years and i now want to apply it to something that makes sense.

I did some research and came to the conclusion the the Programmer i use is cinda important.

I want to build my first robot, but i want to make sure the programmer i use (purchase) is robust so i can re-use it when i have the art semi perfected.

Can someone please guide me towards a decent programmer, or at least what i should be looking for?


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Re: Which Programmer to use?
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2009, 02:17:57 PM »
argh, let me rather do some more reading.

dont want to waste your time as a newby, anyways i am going to do more research, i need to conceptualize robotics, and familierize myself with the terms used and the components functionality.

I am currently using http://www.societyofrobots.com as my starting point, good site.

if anyone know of more sites or documents that can give great overviews please let me know.

THANX

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Re: Which Programmer to use?
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2009, 03:22:25 PM »
Hi,


The two best programmers (wide following, cheap and useable for many devices):
http://www.lancos.com/prog.html and http://www.ic-prog.com/

Seeing you have a bit of experience with programming, you should read up on the other two disciplines needed in robotics; mechanics and electronics.

You're in for a lot of fun (and a lot of grey hairs :D).
Regards,
Søren

A rather fast and fairly heavy robot with quite large wheels needs what? A lot of power?
Please remember...
Engineering is based on numbers - not adjectives

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Re: Which Programmer to use?
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2009, 06:09:41 AM »
thanx for the reply, hehe, yeah, i can see the hair falling out already, i am busy disassembling my house for any usefull part... ;D

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Re: Which Programmer to use?
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2009, 11:33:20 AM »
http://galileon.co.uk/pmwiki/pmwiki.php?n=Main.AVRDevelopment
If you follow the link from there, it leads you to a Parallel Port Programmer using 4 wires, 2 resistors and a D25 connector. Dirt cheap.

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Re: Which Programmer to use?
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2009, 04:29:02 AM »
Don't buy one which has all the doccumentation in annother language....still trying to get mine to work

 


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