Microcontrollers 2003-2007

Microcontrollers

There are many types of microcontrollers.
The machines built during the period are fitted with standard Microchip PICs, mostly with the 16F77 pictured here and its smaller sibling the16F628.

I programmed the PICs with a version of the BASIC language, which was great for its ease of use.

I started using microcontrollers with Basic Stamps, then PICs.

Nowadays, I mostly use Arduinos, affordable open source, easy to use boards compatible with MacOS, Windows and Linux, programmed with a variant of the language Processing.