Well, I have decided that it is high time for me to learn how to use the prop. Got several questions though.
First, a lot of forum members have recommended that I start with the FLiP. That is a rather large DIP, and I like the smaller form factor of the Stamps. Would the prop Mini be compatible? Could I load Tachyon (I hope that I spelled that right...) on the Mini? My goal with this is to program a micro controller in FORTH, but I also want to learn SPIN and PASM as well.
Second, and I know that I could probably find this elsewhere, but what is the main differences in the Propeller 1 and 2? Are they backward compatible? If there should be a Propeller 3, would it be safe to assume that it would be compatible?
Lastly, is there an educationally oriented board to plug the Mini into that would be similar to the Stamp BOE? Also, can individual Props be ganged together to gain additional cores that would work together? I loved the concept of the Parallella board, but the Parallella community though dogged, is very small, and the designer/founder/main force behind the Parallella has left the community for a safe job at DARPA. Any new chips that are developed from the original used with the parallella (more cores, at least 64) will most likely be kept in the dark and unavailable to the community.
Your thoughts please!