przemek at jazz.ncnr.nist.gov
Fri Jan 12 16:55:28 EST 2007
Does anyone here program microcontrollers under linux?
If so, has anyone programmed the MC68HC908 such as the one used in the
USB-IR-Boy project? (http://usbirboy.sourceforge.net)
Or has anyone worked with another micro with a USB interface or with the
firmware USB implementation for the Atmel AVM?
I apologize for spamming this group sorta. Is there a robotics or makers
interest group in this area? It would be so neat to meet with a bunch of
people every so often and have someone present on how to make a flame
thrower or a kegerator or an IR sensor. =)
Hello, my new best friend! I am very interested in this area. I have a
combined professional and hobby interest in data acquisition, embedded
systems, and robotics. I always thought Linux is a great platform both
for deployment and development.
I played with MSP430 (Texas Inst.) and ARM in PDAs, various hacked
platforms (Linksys etc), and microcontrollers from Philips/NXS and AD
(I am currently waiting on a development board from AD). Never tried
68HC908; I looked at ATMEL (they have both AVR and ARM offerings)
TI of course has their low cost $20 USB dongle with a JTAG interface
talking to one detachable daughterboard with I think MSP430-2013;
recently they started selling additional three daughterboards for
$10. THis works with GCC (mspgcc), and there are Eclipse plugins for
development. The advantage of TI is their low power modes: their
stuff can be configured to run for years on a single battery.
AD has excellent analog I/O: 16 channels of analog input, and 4
channels of analog output, as well as the usual digital outputs
such as PWM, timers, interrupts, serial, parallel, etc.
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