Posted by Morris Dovey on July 9, 2007, 12:52 pm
| That one works but I think AVR Studio is a bit more polished. But
| then I haven't done a lot of work with either.
Sadly, it doesn't work. There's a bug in the toolset that prevents ld
from working properly. Hopefully they'll have a fix before long...
DeSoto, Iowa USA
Posted by Steve on July 7, 2007, 11:15 pm
Select AVR Studio. I think the latest is 4.12 Service Pack 4.
AVR Studio includes a simulator, GCC (the GNU Compiler Collection) and an
assembler all with a nice IDE.
You can find a lot of AVR information at:
Posted by Steve on July 7, 2007, 11:45 pm
This is a good link to follow as well:
Posted by Jeff on July 6, 2007, 12:25 am
Do I read that right as $0?
That's quite a few. I do like the idea of the one wire as it greatly
simplifies wiring. Is it possible to do that here?
I don't write in either one, but I suppose I could learn. Do you think
Ada is the better choice? I'm a web developer and I mostly write perl...
Posted by Steve on July 7, 2007, 11:43 pm
That's the way I read it.
If you look at a list of microcontrollers at Amtel:
There are a lot of smaller simpler devices, but you need to put together a
board for yourself. If you search then net you can find examples of small
projects using these devices.
For example if you look at the ATtiny24 you get 8 single ended ADC channels.
There is only 2K of program memory and 128 bytes of SRAM but if you look up
the price on Digi-Key it is $.91 at quantity 1. If you want to break the
bank you can get a the ATtiny84 with 8k of program memory and 512 bytes of
ram for $.90. It isn't much memory, but we aren't talking about a complex
These are small microcontrolers that can be programmed for very specific
function. But keep in mind... they don't come with a user interface. But I
would think they would be perfect for turning things on and off based on a
I think some of these devices are used for things like TV remote controls
and so on.
At this point I have just been looking at the devices and playing with the
simulator, I haven't been building things. But I wish I had found these
before I bought the controller for my sprinkler system.