How to connect microcontroller to PC and program? (microchip.com)
October 31, 2012
So I'm thinking of getting a new microcontroller, 28 pins, but I'm struggling with how to connect it to my PC and program it. I checked this page http://letsmakerobots.com/node/33335 but couldn't find too much information (except for Picaxe). All I got now (equipment) is the LMR Starter Kit, with the PICAXE board, so I assume it won't work on that one. I saw some sort of Velleman kit that allows programming and testing microcontrollers (serial only, not USB), but I'm hoping it is possible in a cheaper and easier way, like buying a solderless bread board and some wires (and a component to connect the microcontroller to the PC)? Do I have to make my own print plates (I'm a newb)?
Thanks in advance!