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Programming microcontrollers (or build microcontroller from scratch)

Dear all,

I am abosolutely beginner but have experienced with programming. I have dreamed to build a robot for ages and I have keep searching on google but have no luck because the tutorial is not for beginner. So hope you guys can pin point me to any beginner tutorial on how to build our own simple microcontroller or breadboard to just do simple task ex: blinking the led something like that which I can just follow the instruction with clear picture and I will be able to make it myself.

P.S. honestly, I don't know even the differences between microcontroller and breadboard.

I am googling for 4 weeks already tired now!


Best Regards,


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Thank you! Actually, I have experienced with several languages such as Java, PHP, C#, Delphi and C++ but no chance to get into depth in each one but currently I am working with C#,C++, and Delphi and I found C++ interesting. Anyway, C++ and C are not quite different and I'd like to improve my C and C++ programming with robot as well so thank you!

Btw, do you have any recommended book about C programming with Arduino or walk through tutorial sth like that?



A quick google search gave me this: http://diyroboticslab.wordpress.com/2009/06/04/ledblink-arduino-program/

I think Arduino is C/C++ based actually.

Thank you very much for helping me!

Have a good one!


Arduino's are based on the C programming language so you'll be running in no time :) and it has some of the largest user support of any microcontroller in existence to date.

what language/languages are you familiar with?