Saturday, March 19, 2011

Possible return of the OOPic

One of the main themes in this blog is looking at available microcontrollers since the demise of the OOPic chip. My students and I have had some fun learning about the Arduino and the Parallax Stamp. Both devices have lots going for them but I missed the true object oriented nature of the OOPic. The IDE was able to portray these objects graphically and display the object properties in real time. I still use a number of OOPic controlled robots in my classroom. Some of the electronics is starting to fail. Perhaps this new Raptor will be available in time to replace the old boards.

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