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Old 03-17-2008, 11:28 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by trebuchet03 View Post
That's just me, as someone with limited experience with microcontrollers - which is very likely the case for someone that is going to replicate any efforts.
Originally Posted by LostCause View Post
Look at the simplicity of the design compared to the arduino. No pre-etched board and just a bunch of components that can be bought at once from Digikey, Mouser, etc.
I'm with Trebuchet, because of my experience with this stuff ( = nil).

The thing that appeals to me about the Arduino is that it's ready to go, and I understand the programming process - plug it into a PC serial port and install the code.

I wouldn't know where to begin if I also had to select components & make the platform.

How is an atmega or other IC programmed?
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