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PICnDuino - Dual Microcontroller Development Platform

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poptones:
a Nano cost about 40 Euro this cost 13 Euro

When I go to ebay.co.uk they're £7.99. When I go to ebay.gr they seem to be about 14 euros and that's buying them from a UK seller (I don't speak greek therefore can't search in greek). Here in the states I can buy ten of them for less than a hundred bucks. One of my customers asked me about getting kits for his classes, I don't think I can buy the parts for them for that.

What a coincidence the fellow behind this widget and I seem to share a first name.

ptricks:
This is a bad idea. Digilent already tried this with the chipkit products, and it hasn't done well. Part of the problem is a PIC is not an AVR, yeah that seems simple to understand but it needs to be considered before anything else.  A lot of the arduino stuff doesn't translate well to the PIC and you usually end up with more code in the libraries just to make it work with arduino sketches, bigger programs, more flash usage.

What needs to happen is something similar to the arduino interface and boards but done for the PIC and not to be compatible with arduino in any way. It needs to build its own platform just like the arduino did. I know people will complain, arduino has shields you could use if you make it formatted like arduino !The shields are part of the problem. The pin layout isn't standard, the way the pins are grouped  isn't optimal for the PIC and the shields often require libraries that don't work with PIC without a lot of extra code.  Piggybacking on the arduino is not the way to get people started with PIC.

Achilles:

--- Quote from: ptricks on December 02, 2012, 04:09:45 pm ---This is a bad idea. Digilent already tried this with the chipkit products, and it hasn't done well. Part of the problem is a PIC is not an AVR, yeah that seems simple to understand but it needs to be considered before anything else.  A lot of the arduino stuff doesn't translate well to the PIC and you usually end up with more code in the libraries just to make it work with arduino sketches, bigger programs, more flash usage.

What needs to happen is something similar to the arduino interface and boards but done for the PIC and not to be compatible with arduino in any way. It needs to build its own platform just like the arduino did. I know people will complain, arduino has shields you could use if you make it formatted like arduino !The shields are part of the problem. The pin layout isn't standard, the way the pins are grouped  isn't optimal for the PIC and the shields often require libraries that don't work with PIC without a lot of extra code.  Piggybacking on the arduino is not the way to get people started with PIC.

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Like Pinguino? http://www.pinguino.cc/

No, honstly, I don't see any need of all that stuff. If somebody wants to build sth. and doesn't want to care about electronics and microcontrollers (and learning C and assembler all that stuff), Arduino is fine.
Plug it in, there is plenty of code and a quite big community to ask. If you want to dig in deeper, why not directly start with a PIC development platform and MikroC or MPLab or whatever you prefer.

Simon:
i DON'T KNOW THE DETAIL BUT THIS ALL LOOKS PATHETIC AND VERY POLITICALLY CORRECT, CATER TO THEM ALL (RELIGIONS)

bradsprojects:
Hi again everyone,

I have just made an auto-uploader program that makes the PICnDuino compatible with any PIC based IDE. E.G. MPLAB, MikroC, Swordfish etc...

You just write your code with your favourite IDE, click compile and then the auto-uploader takes care of sending it to the device - no programmer required.

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