I'm looking to build a robot within the next few months or so and I can't decide on a microcontroller.
I've been looking at www.robotshop.ca
and found a relatively cheap ($40 CAD) PIC based one with a
decent number of I/O pins (http://www.robotshop.ca/droids-multi-interface-board.html
). The question
is, is this powerful enough to see ma, a beginner, through a good number of projects or will it last for
only two easy projects before an upgrade is needed.
Finally, is it programmable in C? I know it may seem like a silly question but the product overview says nothing
about the programming language used. I would think MAPLAB and C18 would be enough but just to double check.
I know the basics of programming in BASIC and am learning C so it doesn't really make much of a difference as to what
language I pick seeing as I'm relatively new to both of them
Learning C will probably stand me in better stead than