help in choosing the microcontroller kit

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by karthikumar, Mar 30, 2013.

  1. karthikumar

    Thread Starter New Member

    Mar 30, 2013
    Hi All,
    I've fair experience in ASM programming in AVR AT Mega microntrollers. I'm looking to learn embedded programming in C, to (learn and )work in various protocols CAN, I2C, SPI and interfacing graphical and color LCD's. Please help me to choose any microntroller/microprocessor kit with guide/help.
  2. ErnieM

    AAC Fanatic!

    Apr 24, 2011
    When I was looking to do color LCD's I got a board from here:

    I was quite happy with it. Also needs a PICkit 3 or ICD3 to program and debug. The compiler, code libraries, and graphic screen creator from Microchip are all free to download and work with these board.
  3. @android


    Dec 15, 2011
    Best way to start is to make your own board. Believe me, it isn't that hard and for sure you don't need expensive full size development board to get started.

    Minimal things you need considering your MCU has an ISP feature which is in almost every controller now a days.

    General purpose PCB
    uC IC & IC socket
    Crystal & capacitors
    Single in-line male-female connectors
    Programmer module for your uC

    And thats it! Hope that helped. :)

    PS: I'm assuming you already have 5V supply.
  4. thinkanish

    New Member

    Mar 29, 2013
    CAN ?
    Then freescale has a budget student board at Rs.750 (approx). checkout at kitsnspares