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  1. Valkerie

    Valkerie Guest

    I am looking for Schematics and/or Partlists for Microcontrollers. I am
    planning on building a Explorer type Robot that will be able roam over
    rough terrain. All I need is the Sechamtics and some help programming
    the controllers

    Any help will be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Chris

    Chris Guest

    Hi, Val. Microcontrollers are pretty much one part now. You get the
    IC, plug it into a protoboard with an oscillator (some even have that
    built in), and you're good to go.

    For a newbie, you can't to better than the BASIC Stamp. It's based on
    the PIC, the world's most common microcontroller IC. You can program
    it in a simple interpreted BASIC which is incredibly easy for a newbie
    to learn. You just load the programming software into your PC, plug
    the Stamp into your serial port, and you're good to go.

    If you've got a few bucks for your project, get the BASIC Stamp Board
    of Education project kit. It has a Stamp, an interface board with a
    small protoboard, and just about everything you'll need (including
    software) to get a small robot going. Actually, they also make a robot
    kit called the BOE-bot, a small rolling robot that carries the B of E
    onboard. It's kind of cute.

    Feel free to provide more information or post again if you've got a
    more specific question. BASIC Stamps do have limitations, especially
    limited program space.

    Good luck
    Chris
     
  3. Chris

    Chris Guest

    Hi, Val. Microcontrollers are pretty much one part now. You get the
    IC, plug it into a protoboard with an oscillator (some even have that
    built in), and you're good to go.

    For a newbie, you can't do better than the BASIC Stamp. It's based on
    the PIC, the world's most common microcontroller IC. You can program
    it in a simple interpreted BASIC which is incredibly easy for a newbie
    to learn. You just load the programming software into your PC, plug
    the Stamp into your serial port, and you're good to go.

    If you've got a few bucks for your project, get the BASIC Stamp Board
    of Education project kit. It has a Stamp, an interface board with a
    small protoboard, and just about everything you'll need (including
    software) to get a small robot going. Actually, they also make a robot
    kit called the BOE-bot, a small rolling robot that carries the B of E
    onboard. It's kind of cute.

    Feel free to provide more information or post again if you've got a
    more specific question. BASIC Stamps do have limitations, especially
    limited program space.

    Good luck
    Chris
     
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