PIC,MCS-51, AVR Which mcu is easier to learn?

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by lm324, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. lm324

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    Hi,
    I am a coder for PC, I know how to using VB,C++,JAVA,PHP. Now I am going to using MCU to driver a robot. PIC,MCS-51, AVR Which mcu is easier to learn?
    thks.
     
  2. Papabravo

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    They're all about the same. Did you really think there was an easy way to do this? Not too many lazy sponges succeed at this kind of thing.
     
  3. bertus

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  4. hgmjr

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    I agree with the comment that all of the micros you listed have the capability to be used to implement robots.

    What is your budget?
    Do you have a preferred programming language?

    hgmjr
     
  5. thatoneguy

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    It essentially comes down to your programming language abilities. C or BASIC? Other compilers are available for some, such as Pascal and Forth for PICs, but C and BASIC are the only ones I know that nearly all micros have a compiler for.

    For good forum support and a wide base of sample code, it is down to a choice between PIC and AVR.
     
  6. lm324

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    thanks all of you .I will use IAR and AVR.
     
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  8. lm324

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    My first AVR demo is working. Small Led project.
     
  9. thatoneguy

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    Congrats! Welcome to an entirely new world, one where things that were impossibly complex sci-fi when you were a kid are your own reality now!
     
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