I am new to this site and have become interested in the Propeller since reading about it in Nuts & Volts.
My main interest in microcontrollers is for robotics. I have been learning as much as I can about the subject.
Reading and reading. Originally I thought that I might use an oopic. However, once I saw the Propeller,
I started to think otherwise.
I was wondering if someone might be able to tell me how the Propeller compares to the oopic?
After a little bit of reading, it seems that they share object oriented programming. However,
since the Propeller uses multiple processors it would seem to be more capable. Any comparisons of
the two would be appreciated!
Also I noticed that on the Propeller 'home page' it is suggested that people who are interested in learning
to use the propeller have prior microcontroller experience. That led me to think that I should get a BS2 kit
first and learn on it and then move to the Propeller. I was wondering though, is it feasible to learn about
microcontrollers with a Propeller? Just to save some time and money. I would have to learn pbasic and then
turn around and learn the new language for the Propeller. Just need some advice. It could be that the learning
curve on the BS2 with pbasic would take me long enough that later learning a new language and buying a new
kit wouldn't really be that big of a deal.
Thank you in advance for any suggestions you might have for me! It's greatly appreciated!!