1200 baud regen

Kyle Anderson kyle at xkyle.com
Mon Oct 12 13:41:26 PDT 2009

I would like to also endorse AVR's. One of the key benefits
(especially for experimenters)  is that you can use the C language for
free with GCC.

I would HIGHLY recommend the arduino for anyone starting off with any
embedded development, or anyone who loves to tinker really. You can go
from 0 to really neat electronics projects in no time thanks to the
easy IDE and the large user base with tons of examples. (From blinking
leds to Ethernet, midi, servos and shields)


On 10/12/09, Curt, WE7U <archer at eskimo.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 12 Oct 2009, Bill V WA7NWP wrote:
>> It might be a good development environment for a pic regen.
> I'm not a big fan of PIC's, but they are cheap and have done a good
> job of seeding the experimenters with programming systems and
> development environments.
> If you want to go with Atmel AVR instead (much better processors),
> there are freebie Windows and Linux development environments.  You
> need an SDK board to get going with it.  Check out the AVR Butterfly
> for a low-end example that could get you going.  I have several SDK
> boards available to me but the Butterfly is not one of them.
> I've done cross-compiling for PalmOS (68k), Atmel AVR, and 68HC11 on
> Linux, all with free tools.
> I tend to help out on projects where I need zero or a minimum $$
> investment to get started.  That means open-source toolchains.
> If you wish to have help on future ham projects, don't require
> developers to buy tools.  I don't help out with Opentracker/Tracker2
> development even though the software is open-source, because the
> developer toolchains cost money.  There's no incentive for me to
> help out.  If the toolchains for those processors were free I'd be
> tempted to install them and make improvements/bug-fixes to the code.
> Just stating some options.  Take 'em or leave 'em!
> --
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