[time-nuts] Good (cheap) PIC chip choice for project?

Jim Lux jimlux at earthlink.net
Sat May 25 20:18:20 EDT 2013

On 5/25/13 2:10 PM, Paul wrote:
>> *Jim Lux*
>> S*at May 25 16:53:50 EDT 2013*
>>> * 3) the "Pi" is almost PC-like and very easy to use.  Costs about $40***>and requires a HDMI or DVI monitor..
> A $9 USB to 3.3V serial adapter connects to
> the serial console unless you prefer ssh or VNC.

Once you have it up and running, sure.. heck, you could use Ethernet and 
telnet or ssh or and presumably set it up so it will boot off the 
network. But you need that way to get it configured.

Or maybe, someone has a SD image that you can just dump onto an SD, 
stick it in, it recognizes, boots and you're happy, and never hook up a 

A bit of googling did find such a thing, using Raspian Wheezy on a SD 
that has ethernet built into it, so it goes out and hits your dhcp 
daemon and then you can ssh to it

this *is* a bit more of a pain than "install IDE from install set, 
connect USB cable, start programming"

but it does give you access to a more sophisticated platform.  Albeit, 
I'm not as sure it's as "low level hardware control" oriented, but it 
would probably be ok.

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