November 4, 2008
I've been considering getting into the arduino and wondered if any one had any thoughts on this initial setup.
I was looking on sparkfun and found this.
Looks to be a simple enough setup, and cheap too..around 10-15 bux if I'm reading the requirements right. I don't want to be fooling myself though, but it does say I just need the proc, crystal, power and the serial interface. I looked at the schematic on the ardy site and it looks simple to rig up a serial interface and board that I can program this thing on. I have no probs buildng a custom board as I've been working on just such things with my current project.
Any thoughts or opinions on this?
Do I need to wory about the icsp connector?
IF this setup is that simple, then my biggest problem right now is just finding the two transistors that are used in the serial interface as I have or could get all the other components easily. I'm looking at going to frys electronics to see if they have em and if so, I'll grab the parts i don't have.