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needing a little advice on Microcontrollers Answered

Ok i am hoping someone can help me with this, i am not real new to electronics but i am to Microcontroller's i have done a lot with 555 and 4017s and transistors and so on the basic stuff.
but my wife's letting me pick out what i want for my b'day and i am thinking about getting the
picaxe from Sparkfun ( http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10803 ).
and i am not sure what all i need i know i need the
programing cable ( http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8313 ),

but do i need this stuff
the Ceramic Resonator ( http://www.sparkfun.com/products/9993 )
the PICAXE Bread Board Adapter ( http://www.sparkfun.com/products/8331 )
Breadboard Power Supply 5V/3.3V ( http://www.sparkfun.com/products/114 ).
also i do have a decent homemade breadboard pic included to make sure its ok for gettin started in microcontroller's

provided links to make my question easyer to answer (i hope), also i dont know any programing but i am wanting to learn i am just wondering if this would be the way to get started and what i would need.
Thanks in advanced for any help?




Best Answer 8 years ago

You need to read through the Picaxe manuals on their site at www.picaxe.com. All of the information you need is there - mostly in the first manual.

If you really just starting I would go for a Picaxe 08M - all you need is the programming cable, the Picaxe, download the programming editor from Picaxe (free) and connect up as per the manuals and use 3 AA batteries as power supply at first - this avoids a lot of initial problems.

A couple of LEDs and 330 resistor will allow you to experiment and get use to the command set.

Then you can branch out.

Ok cool i will deff read the manuals and all the other stuff i thought i might need depending on what it says ill get thank you so much for your help :^)