Time to move on?
July 19, 2009
The Arduino Duemilanove was my first microcontroller that I purchased, and has been my main micro on all of my projects, robotic or otherwise. At one point, I felt that it was time to move on from the Arduino, and search for a more practical solution, so I purchased a PicKit v2 and some PICs. I hoped that with the PicKit I would be able to program individual microchips and use them in my projects and leave them there only to program with ISCP (In Circuit Serial Programming) That was fail. I thought the Arduino was tedious, well, let's just say I went back to appreciate the "ease of use" of my arduino.
Now, I feel like it's time to move on again, so I looked into the Picaxe. A ton of members on this site use it, so I figured why not start there? (Compared to Society of Robots where everyone is either using the Axon, or some type of AVR.) I'm thinking about buying the Picaxe 28x Starter Kit (which runs about $50.00 USD, as much as both the Arduino and PicKit cost me.) in hopes of finding a new, better, easier, more adaptable micro that I can be proud of.