Help; Choice of microcontroller for a project

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

  1. Tchernobill

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    May 24, 2011
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    Hi

    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

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

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