23 August 2008
This post was awarded 2 points!Has anyone used or heard of these? They are a reasonably basic development board with a screen and a few imputs and outputs, and you can buy it for about $80 (I think, see below). Apparently they are quite versatile too, people have made them into mp3 players etc. I'm quite keen on getting one, as I was looking at getting a $300-400 one from mikroelectronica but this looks like it will do the job just fine! Might see if I could get a discout from Ross? http://parts.digikey.co.nz/1/1/330895-kit-evaluation-avr-butterfly-atavrbfly.html - WHY IS THIS ONE SO CHEAP COMPARED TO THE OTHER ONE? (it even says prices are in ZND!?!?!) http://newzealand.rs-online.com/mobile/search/searchBrowseAction.html?method=getProduct&R=4725927
29 August 2008
This post was awarded 1 point!I think you might be better off learning from the bare basics. I had a dev board once (I don't use it any more), and I found that all my projects included it, and I had no idea how to recreate needed elements from the dev board. If you start with the basics, then replication is easy. Do what you want =) I have heard good stories about the AVR butterfly. I might also suggest the Dragon. --Microman171-- Feel free to ask me anything related to electronics. I'm sure I could give you a hand =)
14 October 2007
This post was awarded 1 point!Highly recommend the AVR butterfly. It is a great AVR learning device, very versitile and robust. They are usually a pretty good price as well. It can do the majority of the things you want it to including usart, pwm, interrupts, adc and much more. The built in LCD and joystick are extrely useful for developing projects. ----------------- If debugging is the process of removing bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in./i]
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