EEVblog #277 – Mailbag – Elektor / Matrix Multimedia E-BlocksPosted on May 14th, 2012 8 comments
Dave takes a quick look at the E-Blocks learning system from Matrix Multimedia.
Available from Elektor.
Elektor stuff is usually excellent quality wise but sometimes overpriced. I paid less than one half of that cost for my mikroe.com EasyPIC dev system. I see now they raised the price… darn, but it’s still cheaper than the Elektor one.
As for Flowcode, this name sounded familiar. Here is an open source project using it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KTechLab
(Prices in the video are in GBP).
The United Kingdom’s currency is the pound sterling.
(May 14, 2012)
1 GBP = 1.24 EURO
1 GBP = 1.60 USD
1 GBP = 1.59 AUD
These E-Blocks (like most anything from Elektor) are outrageously expensive! Dave, is this just one long video advertisement?
well i have being using Flowcode, and i have to say that it’s a very good, and complete IDE, specially compared to other visual programming for the pic or any micro in general, it would be great if you did a review of it, and compare it to others (specially PICAXE that by the way is an interpreted languaje in contrast to flowcode that’s assembled)
As huh said, I’m a big fan of Mikroe and just in the design of their webpage you can have a glimpse of how they are working. And they are pretty reasonably low priced with a very wide range of boards and development systems not only for PIC. They have no problem showing you the schematics of the accessory boards online, in neat PDF’s. Yeah, I believe they don’t run into FPGA and VHDL stuff but that’s another stuff.
I know what you’re thinking. I don’t work for them. It’s just I got impressed when I get my first easyPIC 6!
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