[time-nuts] PICAXE, anyone? - [was: Good (cheap) PIC]

Graham planophore at aei.ca
Tue May 28 05:53:30 EDT 2013


Chris's suggestion is a good one one how to get started - sort of a 
crawl, walk, run approach.

The M2 parts are pretty slick and have many features. There is an online 
forum which is a quite useful resource with many knowledgeable and 
helpful members. If you have not already found it:


also to consider is the Coridium Arm BASIC Chip, 50 Mhz ARM M0 32-bit 
CPU, with internal 12Mhz oscillator, IEEE 754 floating point support, 
programmed in compiled BASIC.


User development tool is a Windows based interface. Unfortunately LINUX 
support is lagging but improving.

These discussions have been very interesting. It is interesting to see 
the many different points of view on the subject. Unlike the good old 
days when you had the choice of the 1802, 6502, 6800 family, or the 8080 
family, there are so many different devices ranging from the very small 
the very large that it is sometimes difficult to just pick a point and 
get started without being sidetracked when something else perhaps a bit 
more shiny comes along.

cheers, Graham ve3gtc


On 13-05-28 03:10 AM, Chris Albertson wrote:
> The first step is NOT to try and write the final program.   Get the picaxe
> to blink an LED first.   Use a solderless breadboard to hold the LED and
> related parts.
> On Mon, May 27, 2013 at 7:44 PM, Flemming Larsen <oz6oi at yahoo.dk> wrote:
>> I am planning to use a PICAXE 14M2 to replace about four ICs and about a
>> dozen passive components in a time related project, but I am having
>> problems even getting started with the programming part, since I haven't
>> done much programming since the CDP1802 and Cosmac VIP days.
>> Anyone on the list with hands-on experience with this chip willing to help
>> me get over the initial steep part of the learning curve, please contact me
>> off-list.
>> Thanks - Flemming Larsen
>> _______________________________________________

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