How do I get started in Arduino/microchip programming? Answered
I've been trying to find a VERY cheap (under 50 please!) way to start programming, since a project I want to do is too complicated and expensive for parts and actually planning it out.
So, what is the cheapest Arduino board or set or whatever they call them for a decent level of ability and ease of use?
Note: I have no experience WHATSOEVER with C, BASIC, VB, or any other programming language. (or building electronics, for that matter... but I tried once! [And failed VERY miserably])