Help; Choice of microcontroller for a project

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by Tchernobill, May 24, 2011.

  1. Tchernobill

    Thread Starter New Member

    May 24, 2011

    I want to develop a small "pointing robot" with a micro-controller.

    I'm a bit of a starter, but i learn fast, but in order to start, i'd like to have advice on which microcontroller i should start learning for my project.

    for the inputs, i need to use 6 press-buttons (like a mini joypad), and for the output, 2 bipolar steppers, 2 relay, and one LCD (graphical would be nice, but a 4 lines alphanumerical could do instead).

    I played around the PIC controller, so i might go with those, but still wonder what language (basic, C, pascal) would be easiest to work with.

    anyone have suggestion ? :)

    Thanks for your time.
  2. madhusudan.pigeonsembs

    New Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    You can choose 8051 or PIC. But Language 'C' will be better......
  3. ErnieM

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 24, 2011
    Microchip has free versions of C compilers if you stick to 18F series devices or higher.