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Offline ccdjr106Topic starter

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microcontroller help
« on: June 23, 2009, 09:40:30 AM »
i have to build a robot for school and ive never built 1 before so i was wondering what microcontroller would be the easiest to use and what programing language would be best to use and i have a macbook pro  so i have to be able to do the programing on it
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Re: microcontroller help
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2009, 10:07:35 AM »
arduino. google it and go to youtube and look at the stuff you can do with it.

Offline ccdjr106Topic starter

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Re: microcontroller help
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2009, 10:45:48 AM »
what about the roboduino

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Re: microcontroller help
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2009, 11:46:43 AM »
If you have access to lots of female headers/crimp connectors, roboduino should be fine.

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Re: microcontroller help
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2009, 12:53:29 PM »
if you plan to use the roboduino, I would suggest buying a bunch of these:  https://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=3846&Product_Name=Futaba_Servo_Lead_Male_30CM

They plug directly into the pins on the Roboduino, and the free ends can be used to solder to any sensors you may need.
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Offline ccdjr106Topic starter

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Re: microcontroller help
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2009, 07:47:25 PM »
what about programing what would be the best language to use


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Re: microcontroller help
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2009, 08:14:25 PM »
If you use the arduino/robotuino it is programed in C. It also has a lot of source code to teach you how to use everything with it. You can download the arduino software without an arduino and play with it if you want http://arduino.cc/en/Main/Software

 


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