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chet

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What would be a good starter kit to learn microcontrollers today?  I
> would be willing  to  build the kit.  Would it be best to just select
> some  components from the book , “the microcontroller idea book?
> Thanks

Jan Axelson

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Re: What would be a good starter kit to learn microcontrollers today?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2016, 12:13:34 pm »
A lot has changed since I wrote The Microcontroller Idea Book 22 years ago...

Though they are more than microcontrollers, Raspberry Pi and Arduino are currently very popular, lots of kits, books, and other support available.

Here is one page that compares these and others:

https://www.mepits.com/project/236/DIY-Projects/12-Best-Development-Boards-for-DIY-Projects

If you want to program in BASIC, see:

https://www.parallax.com/microcontrollers/basic-stamp

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Re: What would be a good starter kit to learn microcontrollers today?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2016, 11:54:54 am »
I started with Arduino, and then migrated to Atmel product development with some of their xplained boards, mostly because it has Visual studio interface I was used to and free compiler.  I found other development tools very clumsy compared, even expensive tools.  Just my preferences.
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