Saturday, June 26, 2010

Microcontroller Investigation part 2.



The story so far. I ordered and built a Freeduino board, made by Seeedstudio, from Robotshop. The board went together OK following the NKC Electronics instructions but the Atmega 168 chip was faulty. I called Robotshop and they sent me over a new Atmega 328 chip. That chip doesn't work either. In the mean time I ordered a 328 chip from Seeedstudio. I'm still waiting for that one. The Arduino community is full of neat projects. I'd like to build the pong game using a 9 x9 LED array.


I am considering a BASIC stamp module kit. This Parallax product has some very good texts to help teach electronics and microcontroller programming basics. The stamp community has some good projects as well. I'm still waiting for the kit.
Once upon a time I had a blog here: http://chatt.hdsb.ca/~druivenm/Blog/. Later, I joined up with Silicon Halton here: http://www.siliconhalton.com/. They have a Linked In group: http://www.linkedin.com/. You need a Linked In account to go there. The point is this. The Silicon Halton group asked people if they had a blog. I guess the group page would use RSS to follow the blog. So I submitted my chatt blog link. Its not a very good blog but I thought I would pay it some more attention. But then it turns out that the First Class server that runs the chatt web site does not do RSS! So here I am at Blogger where I'll try again to post something useful, something thoughtful, something worth reading every week. Here goes . . .