Wednesday 11 March 2009

Playing with the Arduino Microcontroller Board

Here are a couple of pictures of my latest toy, the Arduino Duemilanove microcontroller. It's equipped with 16K flash memory, 1K SRAM and 0.5K EEPROM and is currently sitting on my desk, flashing out "hello world" in Morse Code. The processor is an Atmel ATMega168 running at 16MHz.

Now I just need to learn the assembly language so I can implement something useful :-)


  1. Ah, assembly language. Takes me back to my misspent youth programming the likes of the IBM 1620 and the PDP-8. :-)

  2. Assembler? What's wrong with "Processing"? :) Get Tom igoe's book if you haven't already

  3. Ah, yes! Although, first language I learned was 1620 machine code. Then Fortran. Wasn't till later that I learned 1130 assembler. Arduinos are just as much fun!

  4. Cut my teeth on the Z80, lovely processor.


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