: : has anyone here had the chance to use a BASIC print microcontroller? I'm wanting to learn how to interface simple electronics with my pc, would microcontrollers be the best way to go?
: : ANY advivce would be a great help to me :) thanks
: well, many microcontrollers have a full duplex rs232 interface, which is very neat if you want to make some circuit which communicates somehow with the peecee (or any other computer)
: however, i've never tried out a basic uC.
: atmel's avr risc controllers are very nice, they are flash programmable, and it is very easy to make some device to burn the code into their rom,
: and there's somewhere a gcc port for these controllers, called avr-gcc
: hey if you want to just learn how a miccrocontroler work i would get a "Basic stamp" just goto www.basicstamp.com and click on product and thay have tons or free stuff there too
hope i could help