I've used a PicAxe 08M2 microcontroller which comes as a blank chip and needs to be programmed. To do this, you will need the Starter Set with the programming lead and the software for the programming editor. With this set you are able to create more amazing controlled things.
I also do only this first step into the big world of chip controlled projects.
If you have further questions don't be disappointed when I have no answer...
If you complete soldering your Breadboard (only two resistors a capacitor and chip holder) you can start with the programming.
I don't tell you how you complete your breadboard or install the program because with your starter kit you got already a complete instruction.
I only told you the modification on the code which I made in comparison to AndyGadget!
First of all I remove the programming part in the circuit because I use the Starter Kit and insert a complete working chip into the circuit.
If you also use a breadboard you can remove the audio socket from the circuit.
I try at least 5 different piezo sounders and most of them don’t work well as microphone or make a bad noise during play the sound.
I took a closer look on the piezo sounders and find out that the sounders which are able to use as a microphone has a small bandwidth on the sound.
But I want a clear and good speaker.
I decide to use a separate microphone and a speaker.
So I use the In/Out 1 for the microphone and the In/Out/Tune 2 for the Speaker.
With the new Chip with a bigger memory I was able to add this into the code.
Then I want a flashlight during the knocks.
I also add this code and use the In/Out 0
Because I have a heavy weight as knocking arm I expand the time the motor turns on. Here
you can download the my complete complete code for the PicAxe 08M2!