Microcontroller ??

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    Microcontroller ??

    I am learning C and C++... I've done my homework... I need a cheap Microcontroller kit to practice my skills.. Which is the best for me???

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    PIC microcontrollers are cheap, and there is a plethora of information about them on the internet.
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    Ask your course tutor perhaps?
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    Are you learning C/C++ or MCUs?

    If you are learning C/C++, don't do it on a MCU. It will teach you all the bad habits.

    If you are learning about MCU, ask the instructor.

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    Mcu don't use ANSI C.
    the have a very different set of function.
    Maybe try Arduino, but i wouldn't use a kit.
    You can buy a cheap 8 bit mcu for about $3 (either AVR or PIC will do it, but i recommend AVR, because it has better support,community), buy a bread board a few resistors, leds, buttons, potentiometers, maybe an LCD screen and you have everything you need to test your skills.

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    @bithub Yes I have internet connection and I can type words on google search.. thank you!!!


    @Salem I have no tutor.. I like self-study things..


    @cyberfish @nemuikuma OK guys... I have bought this:

    Arduino - ArduinoBoardDuemilanove

    and I am getting HOOKED on C programming.. Is it good board for a beginner?..
    I don't trust Italians but this one looks OK..

    I will buy the rest of the components later.. Let's get to work now..
    Last edited by Cpro0; 09-17-2010 at 08:49 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cpro0 View Post
    @bithub Yes I have internet connection and I can type words on google search.. thank you!!!


    @Salem I have no tutor.. I like self-study things..


    @cyberfish @nemuikuma OK guys... I have bought this:

    Arduino - ArduinoBoardDuemilanove

    and I am getting HOOKED on C programming.. Is it good board for a beginner?..
    I don't trust Italians but this one looks OK..

    I will buy the rest of the components later.. Let's get to work now..
    I have a few and I like them. Most of the libraries you use are C++ though, but very simple all the same (no templates, STL or huge class hierarchy).

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    These are fairly cheap, but I think they are still backordered (haven't received mine yet)
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