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What type of Microcontrollers and Single Board Computers do you use?

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What type of microcontroller(s) and Single Board Computers do you use? Check all types that apply.

Arduino
4
13%
Atmel AVR
4
13%
Beagle Bone
0
No votes
Microchip PIC
2
6%
Parallax Basic Stamps
5
16%
Parallax Propeller Chip and Boards
8
25%
Raspberry Pi
4
13%
PICAXE
1
3%
Other Type(s)
4
13%
 
Total votes: 32

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What type of Microcontrollers and Single Board Computers do you use?

Postby zappman » Fri May 22, 2015 8:43 am

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Please tell us, what type of microcontrollers and Single Board Computers you use.
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Re: What type of Microcontrollers and Single Board Computers do you use?

Postby Savage///Circuits » Fri May 22, 2015 2:39 pm

I voted, but for the record I have used Atmel's ATtiny chips for small projects (been several years though), Arduino @ work only. Parallax BASIC Stamps and Propeller (never was a fan of the SX). I also have a Raspberry Pi B+ and the new RPi 2 (though I haven't yet got a memory card for it).

For the "Other" category I have worked with many other platforms, such as the 65xx, 68xx(x) and Z80 CPU. Also 8051/8052 and 68HC11, though I didn't really care for much except the Z80 for any length of time. In fact I will soon be building a new retro Z80 computer system.
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Re: What type of Microcontrollers and Single Board Computers do you use?

Postby Tor » Tue May 26, 2015 7:47 am

In addition to the Propeller, my 'Others' include Z80 and 65C02 SBCs. And one EZ80 board which I should really start using properly, it's a great chip in many ways.
I don't have a Beaglebone so I didn't tick that one, but I do have a Beagleboard although I haven't used it much. And I have a PIC something which I haven't had time to do anything with - it's for a 6502 emulator project (I got the tiny SBC from Thailand and the software is made by a member over at 6502.org)

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Re: What type of Microcontrollers and Single Board Computers do you use?

Postby chuckt » Sun Jun 07, 2015 10:35 am

I pledged $63 for the Chip $9 computer on Kickstarter with HDMI shield and the pocket chip with another chip which is the portable with LCD and keyboard. I'm looking into getting a bluetooth keyboard and mouse for it.

Like the Raspberry Pi, I believe this product will grow into other things and I hope to see it have other peripherals.

I have already bought a Jtag programmer, the ST Link (another programmer), a book on Arm Assembly language, a book on interfacing ARM in projects and a book on the STM32F4 chip. I have some Kindle books.

I'm not experienced in hardware or bare metal programming but I have been reading about Microcontrollers and basic wiring / projects for years and would like to see others get involved. I have to wait until maybe March of next year to get my reward from the kickstarter pledge but there are low cost STM32F4 boards on the web and I think I paid about $22 for the STM Link programmer. The STM32 can probably run at 80 megahertz while the Allwinner ARM chip is probably 1 Gigahertz. The reason I chose ARM is because I saw it as the successor to the 6502 chip, it can access more memory, has more speed and it is more popular and widespread and the other reason I chose it is because I want a computer and do computer projects. I see it as the way forward to some retro computing. So lets call it modern retro.

If the $9 computer does what I want, I might buy up to a dozen so that I have replacement parts that will last me a long time and I could see this as my last hobby until something better comes along.

I also bought a book on the PSOC 4 as I discovered Bil's post on Hackaday and got interested in it.


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