Various questions.. ;)
March 23, 2008
Ill introduce myself first. Im a 26 year old male, living in norway. I work with telecommunications equipment , fixing errors from manufacturing. This is everything from bad solders on components (BGAs and other smd components) to finding faulty components (again anything from wrong value on a resistor to BGAs that doesnt work as they should).
My electronics skills are pretty mediocre tho, i know enough to do my job but i want to learn more, as in how to actually make something. Thats why im here! I like the idea of fiddling around with robots, making simple creations and from this i have a good incentive to actually learn more electronics aswell.
So well, here i am! :)
Ive bought a DIY programming set called the xgamestation which has a Ubicom SX52 on it, and i figured i can use this in a robot some day.
Anyways, i guess what im gonna do is to follow the beginner guide here on the site and get the stuff i need, and then as i grow more competent with programming and figuring out solutions ill build more robots from there and maybe someday i can use this SX52 to actually make something?
I havent really done any research at all, but im under the impression that the various SX microprocessors are programmed via Assembly. Is this the case with the pic's you use aswell? And you just use various programs to "convert" your program to assembly? Reason i ask is that i started reading assembly programming for the SX but i found it to be fairly complex, and i lost the motivation..
Well, enough rambling from me, looking forward to a reply:)