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tehmoordar
06-10-2005, 12:16 AM
Hi,

I want to study about what these micro controllers·like Basic stamp, oopic, handyboard, hc 6811 where can I get hold of good articles, online links and·material about these.
Thankyou

Jon Williams
06-10-2005, 12:28 AM
The best place to start, we think, is with out "What's A Microcontroller?" kit and text.· If you live in the US, it's as close as your nearest RadioShack store.

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Jon Williams
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tehmoordar
06-10-2005, 12:36 AM
Hi,

I live in austin texas -- is it a book about these things

Thanks

tehmoordar
06-10-2005, 12:47 AM
The following link tells me the online edition of " what's a microcontroller" is this the one you are talking about.


http://www.parallax.com/dl/docs/books/edu/wamv2_2.pdf

can I have some thing· telling me what all microcontrollers are available in the market for these robots like what is ther in lego, robolab, handy board and all that stuff
Thanks

Jon Williams
06-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Yes, it's a book/kit -- everything you need to get started except a PC.

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Jon Williams
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dandreae
06-10-2005, 12:50 AM
Most likely your best resource will be www.google.com. (http://www.google.com.)· I haven't seen a book that compares all micros for robotics.

Dave

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Jon Williams
06-10-2005, 01:02 AM
Good point, Dave ... I only gave references to information about Parallax microcontrollers. A web search will turn up a lot of information about the others.

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Ryan Clarke
06-10-2005, 04:45 AM
There are no all encompassing sources for all microControllers, because product lines are constantly changing and being updated. Also different controllers are suitable for different applications. Google will help you start to find information about what is available, but for most controllers you will need to do research either directly on the company's page or find an online users group.

That being said, if you are new to microcontrollers, Parallax's basic stamp/What is a Microcontroller is probably the single best place you can start-

Identify your goals, level of experience and direction first, then find the controller you want that way. More time taken in selecting the right tool for a job equates to less headace later on...

Ryan