[time-nuts] favorite microcontroller module?

John Miles jmiles at pop.net
Fri Feb 15 21:14:38 EST 2008

> I just bought a book called "making things talk" from O'Reilly. I just
> started reading it. The book looks fine but it appears that most of the
> projects are based on the Arduino line of microcontroller modules and
> they use the processing/wiring language. I am not crazy about learning
> another language or using an IDE that shields me from details I ought to
> know. I can program reasonably well in Python and I can get by with PHP
> and C. I use Linux and am comfortable with it.
> Is anyone out there using a similar product that can be programmed in
> Python, PHP, C or another common language?

I'm a strong partisan of the AVR architecture.  Cheap, effective, and
supported by GCC.

Avoid *any* architecture that requires you to buy somebody's proprietary C
compiler.  There's no excuse for that.

-- john, KE5FX

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