Picaxe to AVR a beautiful solution?

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by Docile, Sep 21, 2009.

  1. Docile

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    Aug 1, 2009
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    I have been using picaxe for a little while to get an introduction to microcontroller programming. I built simple devices using keypads, LED or is rthat Liquid crystal Displays ? an d UHF chips. I buy a few electronics magazines and AVR are mentioned all the time so I have decided to give them a try.

    At the moment I can get an Educational DEV Board which is normally $150 for only $56 and it comes with an ATMega8535L to get u going right away.

    Ive had a look at Bascom AVR and microAVR (both basic language)
    I liked the microBasicPro compiler more but the free version is limited rto 2k program code , fine for me as a newbie, if i liket enough I'll buy it.

    Do many AVR chips come with an internal ossilator ?

    Mike.
     
  2. hgmjr

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    All of the AVRs like the ATTINY and ATMEGA series come with internal RC oscillators.

    hgmjr
     
  3. blueroomelectronics

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    Also worth looking at Swordfish BASIC for the PIC18F series.
     
  4. hgmjr

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    Also you can download the free IDE AVRSTUDIO4 and free WINAVR (C-language compiler) for the AVR.

    hgmjr
     
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