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Microcontrollers for beginners? Answered

I am completely new to the world of microcontrollers. Does anyone know of any books, or websites that give a basic understanding of programming microcontrollers? Thanks!

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DirtMcGurtBest Answer (author)2009-05-13

http://www.makershed.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=9780596155513

I would check out arduino. I just got one. It interfaces with my Mac very well and its fairly easy to program. There is a tutorial section on the arduino website.

If you're looking for a printed guide, I bought the book above and it is dead simple to understand. It starts at square one with programming languages and even goes into a bit about electricity.

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If you decide to go the picaxe route, I have some tutorials on programming the picaxe with logicator on you tube. A link to the first video in the series is below

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYftbDDaXmY

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microcontrollerboard (author)2010-08-12

Hi,
Here the link to the website that give a basic understanding of programming microcontrollers

http://www.microcontrollerboard.com

In addition, you can find great PIC microcontroller tutorials
Good luck,

MicrocontrollerBoard.com  Team

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Thanks, that website is really cool! Ive been working with the arduino microcontrollers but have begun ti look at more difficult stuff like the PICs.

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bradsprojects (author)2009-12-07

Hi, I have some beginner tutorials on my website:

www.bradsprojects.com

It is based around pic microcontrollers / assembly language

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thecookiemonster (author)2009-05-12

sorry that link dosent work here is a working one: http://www.rev-ed.co.uk/picaxe/

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thecookiemonster (author)2009-05-12

I too am new to the world of microcontrollers and i strongly reccomend that you start off with the picaxe system bacause they are basicly PIC microcontrollers with a bootstrap code already on them. you can get a tutorial board that will teach you pic basic and how to use the picaxes. you can get all the info you need from http://www.rev-ed.co.uk/picax and you can also buy the tutorial board from them! hope this helped!!! please give me best answer!!!

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