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How To Use Micro Controllers? Answered

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.

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Avadhut.DeshmukhBest Answer (author)2011-08-02

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

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janw (author)Avadhut.Deshmukh2011-08-03

I also started with that one and learned a lot from it.

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vishalapr (author)2011-08-03

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!

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iceng (author)2011-08-02

This is where I got one of my kits years ago :-)
Have a look here for a lot more !

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