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Discussion in 'Microcontrollers, Programming and IoT' started by sspbrad, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. sspbrad

    sspbrad

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    I have a project where I want to take a digital signal from circuit I made and do some simple counting and timing operations with. I have been looking at basic stamps, javelin stamps, and pickits. I have absolute zero experience with microcontrollers or programming and I am going to learn as I go. What setup would u guys recommend for this endeavour?
     
  2. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    For the simplicity and low cost, look at PICaxe chips. Whilst you may decide to move to a natively programmed PIC later, these are an easy introduction.

    While the chips are more expensive than non-programmed PICs, the development environment is free (and simple) and the programmer is very cheap (it's just an RS232 cable and 2 resistors)
     
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