PIC dev board or Arduino??

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by albireo13, May 7, 2013.

  1. albireo13

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    I have aproject in my mind ... DSC controller for my telescope mount. I want This as a DIY fun project, to get my hands wet with microcontrollers. I haven't used microcontrollers before and have been looking into a PIC board or Arduino. There are a dizzying array of options out there. I'm looking for something basic, with a quick learning curve.

    Any suggestions on a basic Arduino board, with prototyping ability?
    Any other PIC options that would be good?


    Thx,
    Rob
     
  2. MrChips

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    Get the Arduino.
     
  3. tshuck

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    Yes, if what you want is a small learning curve, Arduino is the way to go.
     
  4. albireo13

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    I think I'll try Arduino. Now, to pick a board. I'm thinking the Uno or the Nano.
     
  5. Rbeckett

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    Arduino or Picaxe for short shallow learning curve. PIC for a bit steeper, but more powerfull Uc's I do all three, based on what the project needs and how lazy I am currently feeling about writing new code. Arduino is a great entry level chip that will get you up and going pretty quick and has a ton of code clips available, Picaxe is about the same with less code clips, PIC is huge, but there are a great many options for different languages and IDE's
    Hope this helps you decide.

    Wheelcjhair Bob
     
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