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Offline SlotheryTopic starter

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Quick Question: Programming Languages
« on: August 18, 2010, 10:10:09 AM »
Hey guys! I have began to read a beginner's book and electronics and in the mean time I would like to learn a programming language. I was thinking about C simply because how often it is used in embedded systems, but I figured I'd ask you guys first. So what programming language do you believe the most useful for the hobbyist looking to program robotics?

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Re: Quick Question: Programming Languages
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2010, 01:00:26 PM »
I asked the same question a few weeks ago. Coming from a BASIC background with some work with PASCAl and machine langage, I was wondering too. I decided on C and now after I bought my first microcontroller, the Arduino Mega, I am glad I did. Some stuff is written in BASIC for the BASIC STAMP but most of the stuff I run into is for the Arduino and it is all C. Plus C is alot easier to learn than C++ which I could never get the hang of. And what I am finding out as I learn C that the subset of C needed for robots is very easy. I think every here will tell you to go with C.

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Re: Quick Question: Programming Languages
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2010, 01:17:40 PM »
When I coded my $50 robot using AVR Studio was that in C?

 


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