Author Topic: good starter MCU  (Read 1242 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline icoms8Topic starter

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 57
  • Helpful? 0
good starter MCU
« on: July 03, 2009, 10:34:52 PM »
can any one tell me about a plug and play MCU that i can use for prototypes? It would also good if it came with a book about it. Thank you

Offline sonictj

  • Supreme Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 416
  • Helpful? 11
Re: good starter MCU
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2009, 10:43:29 PM »
I would recommend an avr based mcu so that you get the most support from the forum. Specifically I would an arduino or variant.  If you want to breadboard get a boarduino www.adafruit.com .  If you want something you can connect sensors to easily get a roboduino. The other option is a standard arduino.

Offline yash25

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 82
  • Helpful? 0
Re: good starter MCU
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2009, 10:46:19 PM »
www.arduino.cc
This is the place to start if u want to start with arduino!
Scientists dream about doing great things. Engineers do them.

Offline jakx12

  • Robot Overlord
  • ****
  • Posts: 183
  • Helpful? 2
Re: good starter MCU
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2009, 02:48:57 PM »
use net medias bx-24p chip. Its really powerful, and when bought with the RAMB II motherboard is literally 'plug in and play'. Whats cool as well is that the language is called BASICX and is similar to basic, which makes it incredibly easy to learn.
Need help with an algorithm or a maths related problem? Ill be glad to help :)

Offline SmAsH

  • Supreme Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 3,959
  • Helpful? 75
  • SoR's Locale Electronics Nut.
Re: good starter MCU
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2009, 03:56:19 PM »
im going to say roboduino or axon.
they are both amazing mcu's and they are both made by people on this forum ;D
the roboduino is ~$50 the axon is ~$100.
EDIT: thanks sonic ;)
« Last Edit: July 04, 2009, 10:46:00 PM by SmAsH »
Howdy

Offline sonictj

  • Supreme Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 416
  • Helpful? 11
Re: good starter MCU
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2009, 09:48:59 PM »
axon is $100 remember the price break

Offline Soeren

  • Supreme Robot
  • *****
  • Posts: 4,672
  • Helpful? 227
  • Mind Reading: 0.0
Re: good starter MCU
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2009, 02:25:29 AM »
Hi,

For a beginner, I would recommend the BASIC Stamp (over any AVR board) http://www.parallax.com/tabid/295/Default.aspx
It has got quite a following, is easy for a beginner to learn and is well supported from Parallax.
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

 


Get Your Ad Here

data_list