Am planning on building a robot that would have the abilitty to navigate , avoid obstacles and collect some items.
What chip should i use?
Whats the difference between pic and picAxE?
thanks in advance :)
Depends on your programming experience. PICs, the Picaxe, Arduino and others are all capable of the tasks you describe. So it comes down to what you know (and what you want to learn).
Most PICs require assembly, as jklug80 points out. I hear great things about Arduino if you know C or other higher level programming languages. If you are a beginning/middling programmer (like me), Picaxe is a great place to get started, since it has a Basic-like language.
All: We get this question so much. We should collect some good replies and include it in a FAQ.
I wouldn't even rule out a basic stamp. I had a lot of fun when I was programming those.
Hello everybody !
I'm making a biped and i need to control 8 servos and 3 dc motors. Can anyone plz tell me which PIC microcontrolller i should use ?
8 servoes = 8 digital outputs, 3 DC motors = 6 digital outputs (typical, you could use more or less depending on functionality).Are you using any sensor of communications lines?
If that's all there is to your biped, then you can use just about any PIC with the required number of outputs - go to Microchip.com and run a search based on the specs you need. You have to think about what type of internal oscillator you want, whether you need ADC/DAC, communications modules, etc.