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Where do I start learning microchip programming?

Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:56 AM

Hi guys,
I recently stumbled upon an opportunity that sparked my interest in microchip programming but I don't know where to start. I have small experience with assembly languages and C in general because I started programming in Java. But I'm really interested in branching out and trying new stuff. So what is the easiest way to start microchip programming that will give me the most understanding of the what I am doing?
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Re: Where do I start learning microchip programming?

Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:08 AM

What exactly do you want to do with a microchip?
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Re: Where do I start learning microchip programming?

Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:23 AM

The basics I guess, perform a few calculations and interact with the hardware.
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Re: Where do I start learning microchip programming?

Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:30 AM

Ah.. well that's not really helpful. See there a ton of various chips, boards, and hardware. Everything from odd assembly chips to more functional chips on boards for arduino, fez II pandas, and so forth. It all depends on how far down you care to get and what you want to build.

For example - I've been futzing around with various boards and tech on my 'share your project'.
http://www.dreaminco...re-interaction/
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Re: Where do I start learning microchip programming?

Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:54 AM

Google the teensy micro-controller. Its a USB development board and you can program it in C I think
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Re: Where do I start learning microchip programming?

Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:28 AM

Teensy website and yes it is programmed in C
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Re: Where do I start learning microchip programming?

Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:47 AM

You may want to check out Arduino:
http://www.dreaminco...etting-started/
http://www.dreaminco...ii-programming/
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Re: Where do I start learning microchip programming?

Posted 11 July 2012 - 03:23 AM

Thanks a lot guys, you were really helpful. I especially like the Arduino forum, it seems to be what a beginner like me needs.
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