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How To Use Micro Controllers?

I want to start making robots using micro controllers, and I want to know how to use tham, where to buy everything you need for them, and how they hook up and everything in that nature.

BOE–Bot is short for Board of Education robot. It is the trade name of a robot kit that is used in college and high school robotics classes. It consists of a main circuit board (the Board of Education), a plug–in microcontroller, two small servo motors to drive the wheels, a bread board and a small aluminum chassis that all the parts bolt onto. Students frequently use erector set parts, lego blocks, and additional servos to build custom projects
http://www.parallax.com/Store/Microcontrollers/BASICStampProgrammingKits/tabid/136/ProductID/302/List/0/Default.aspx?SortField=ProductName,ProductName
I also started with that one and learned a lot from it.
vishalapr5 years ago
I started with the arduino! There are a lot of arduino boards available and they are cheap...There are a lot of arduino compatible electronic goods and its easy to program etc....The first micro-controller I used was the arduino duemilanove.There are a lot of tutorials etc on the arduino and an entire arduino forum so help is easily available for a starter!

Buy : http://cgi.ebay.com/Arduino-Duemilanove-2009-AVR-ATmega328-Free-USB-Cable-/230655151463?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35b41e4d67

Tutorials (There are 11 in total just follow on the episodes) (Here is the link for the first one) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCxzA9_kg6s

Arduino website : http://www.arduino.cc/

Arduino forum : http://arduino.cc/forum/

Hope this gives you options to choose a microcontroller!
iceng5 years ago
This is where I got one of my kits years ago :-)
Have a look here for a lot more !

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