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Offline ryu100

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Micro controllers.
« on: September 26, 2011, 02:03:58 pm »
Has there been a blog on micro controllers? If not there should be.
 

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Re: Micro controllers.
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2011, 07:43:18 pm »
keep your ass moving. they are alot.
I think you are being too mean with this newcomer. He has been a member of the forum since 2010, so he's not a spammer or a troll.
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Re: Micro controllers.
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2011, 10:17:39 pm »
Microcontrollers have been mentioned in lots of eps, but afaik there hasn't been any dedicated eps on using them.
There was an ep about the pickit2 vs 3 programmer and another one about the annoying pic vs avr fanboys but there really hasn't been a dedicated blog on micros, at least nothing that goes from selecting one to coding a simple led flasher on it.

If you're in a hurry to learn there's lots of blogs/videos about using micros on other sites, a quick google or youtube search should find some.
« Last Edit: October 10, 2011, 10:24:28 pm by Psi »
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Re: Micro controllers.
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2011, 04:05:15 pm »
keep your ass moving. they are alot.
I think you are being too mean with this newcomer. He has been a member of the forum since 2010, so he's not a spammer or a troll.

Definitely. Increasingly, EEVBlog seems to be becoming Mechatrommer and Kiriakos' personal fiefdom. Over 10% of all EEVBlog posts - that must take some real dedication!

The OP asks a perfectly valid question.

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Re: Micro controllers.
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2011, 05:27:46 pm »
Increasingly, EEVBlog seems to be becoming Mechatrommer and Kiriakos' personal fiefdom. Over 10% of all EEVBlog posts - that must take some real dedication!
The OP asks a perfectly valid question.
you are jealous! :P why dont you give OP some valid answer.
if something can select, how cant it be intelligent? if something is intelligent, how cant it exist?
 

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Re: Micro controllers.
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2011, 11:03:50 pm »
Jealous of what, exactly?

Tronixstuff is probably a great place to start: http://tronixstuff.wordpress.com/

The EEVBlog in its current format isn't really geared toward extended, multi-part tutorials about one thing, which is what you'll really need if you're starting from scratch in a field as large as microcontrollers.
 

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Re: Micro controllers.
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2011, 06:33:15 am »
Jealous of what, exactly?
i dont know, you tell me. but when people start to bother about somebody else he barely or not knew, thats a sign of jealousy... most of the time. i dont know whats Kiriakos's fault in this thread ??? shrug in confusion! i can rant somemore, but i think i'm not in the mood of wasting my time on this.
« Last Edit: October 13, 2011, 06:37:20 am by Mechatrommer »
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Offline ryu100

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Re: Micro controllers.
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2011, 07:49:17 pm »
I know they are talked about in the videos, but I was wondering if there was a dedicated video about them.
 

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Re: Micro controllers.
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2011, 09:23:21 am »
"microprocessors" was a full semester class back when I took it in 1978, and there were a lot fewer of them than there are now (whether or not you lump together microprocessors and microcontrollers.)  I don't see how an hour or two of video could possibly do justice to the topic.

Did you have a specific sub-topic that you wanted more info about?

I did write an "Instructable" about "How to Choose a Microcontroller"; written mainly for the hobbyist.  If you look at it, don't forget to read through the comments, where a lot of people have made additional useful and interesting points.

It's a bit obsolete; nowadays I think that anyone who has to ask the question should just go out and get an Arduino...
At about $30, even if all it does is get you to the point where you can complain about it and ask more focused  questions, it's money well spent.  The support community is outstanding.

 

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Re: Micro controllers.
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2011, 11:08:49 am »
I know they are talked about in the videos, but I was wondering if there was a dedicated video about them.

No, there isn't.
A beginner tutorial has been on the list for a long time, but it's a LOT of work to produce such a thing that covers a halfway decent amount of material, so it's always taken the back burner.
It'll happen eventually I'm sure...

Dave.
 

Offline ryu100

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Re: Micro controllers.
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2011, 06:14:50 pm »
I know they are talked about in the videos, but I was wondering if there was a dedicated video about them.

No, there isn't.
A beginner tutorial has been on the list for a long time, but it's a LOT of work to produce such a thing that covers a halfway decent amount of material, so it's always taken the back burner.
It'll happen eventually I'm sure...

Dave.



Thanks. I understand that would be a very long video and you a busy man.

Take care, I was just curious.
 

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Re: Micro controllers.
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2011, 02:15:55 am »
I know they are talked about in the videos, but I was wondering if there was a dedicated video about them.
No, there isn't.
A beginner tutorial has been on the list for a long time, but it's a LOT of work to produce such a thing that covers a halfway decent amount of material, so it's always taken the back burner.
It'll happen eventually I'm sure...
Dave.
Thanks. I understand that would be a very long video and you a busy man.
Take care, I was just curious.
my previous post (which i've deleted to help reduce my post count which other people can get easily sick off) wasnt meant for you alone. but for others newbies who are looking for the same answer. if you are serious, by following my previous advice, you should get some serious answers. if you are only "curious", then you should get the junk answers like above (few replies after my deleted post, excl Psi's). infact i did give you a valid answer (which is how i'll advice to myself and do it that way anyway) but only few people will get it. so i think its concluded. ;)

ps: and you were saying "blog", not "video blog"

Has there been a blog on micro controllers? If not there should be.

keep your ass moving. they are alot.
I think you are being too mean with this newcomer. He has been a member of the forum since 2010, so he's not a spammer or a troll.
if something can select, how cant it be intelligent? if something is intelligent, how cant it exist?
 

Offline ivan747

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Re: Micro controllers.
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2011, 10:38:28 pm »
"microprocessors" was a full semester class back when I took it in 1978, and there were a lot fewer of them than there are now (whether or not you lump together microprocessors and microcontrollers.)  I don't see how an hour or two of video could possibly do justice to the topic.

Did you have a specific sub-topic that you wanted more info about?

I did write an "Instructable" about "How to Choose a Microcontroller"; written mainly for the hobbyist.  If you look at it, don't forget to read through the comments, where a lot of people have made additional useful and interesting points.

It's a bit obsolete; nowadays I think that anyone who has to ask the question should just go out and get an Arduino...
At about $30, even if all it does is get you to the point where you can complain about it and ask more focused  questions, it's money well spent.  The support community is outstanding.

So YOU were the creator of that Instructable!? It's a small world, after all! Thanks for helping me to choose one!
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Re: Micro controllers.
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2011, 06:03:28 pm »
Hey, maybe have a look at Dave's Arduino Talk http://www.eevblog.com/2009/11/21/eevblog-45-arduino-picaxe-and-idiot-assembler-programmers/
It is no tutorial but it gives you an Idea I think. For a start an Arduino may be nice. It is a quite easy way to just get in touch and find some basic principles and ideas what a Microcontroller is. Arduino at least has a very big community which is very helpful.
Well, you don't learn C or Assembler there but get in touch. If you had a first experience there you have gained some basics and search for a Microcontroller you like.

I used the arduino a bit as first touch, den tried maple (an arduino like 32bit Microprocessor) and just gather some information now on Pic32 for some embedded stuff (somehow not so nice to build sth. and put an arduino or maple in it that just occupies space for unused pins)
 


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