I have always been more of a software man than a hardware man and I have been playing with the Basic Stamp on and off for a few years now. They are great microcontrollers but the big disadvantage is that they are *VERY* expensive. During one of my strolls on the internet yesterday I discovered an other microcontroller which can be programmed in a kind of BASIC and which is way cheaper than the Basic Stamp. I guess one of my next projects will be to test the Picaxe.
To be honest, it looks very promising.
I forgot to mention it here but I have also discovered a new award for ham-operators (and even non-hams!). We all know sitting at your desk for too long is not healthy so it is time to do some sports. The ideal motivation therefore is the Polar Bear Challenge. For now I have been doing some walking and some swimming but as soon as my K2 is ready I guess I’ll go out to operate it portable too. Weather permitting I’ll get the bicycle out soon again too.