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By: plasma2002 (offline) on Wednesday, March 05 2008 @ 11:37 AM PST (Read 5884 times)  
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Hey guys! Just read about the target board and I was stoked.... ive been waiting for something to come along like this before i start to get into avr's.

Im interested in the kit you guys have, but I just have one thing stopping me.

As a complete new-comer to the avr scene, I still dont know everything i need to to get started. Im looking for an all-in-one kit that will let me just, well, basically... plug and play. Now I know that theres dev boards out there spefically for this.... but Id really rather not spend all that money! Smile

Would you be interested in offering a complete kit for the complete noob? In other words, your target board kit, but with a programming cable (or at least the parts to make one), and possibly a battery case/holder?

Its just that im the kind of guy that doesnt want to go to 7 websites buying parts and waiting as they come in the mail every few days Smile. I would much rather pay a little more (or less?) to get it all in one package.


I fell in love with the Arduino because of the simplicity in getting started (I already had a small bin of parts for playing around).... and i know i would really enjoy avr's if i could just get started in one simple way.

Cheers! Big Grin


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By: Windell (offline) on Wednesday, March 05 2008 @ 12:14 PM PST  
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The little kit that we have has everything that you need except the programmer, and possibly a battery box. (We're working on getting battery boxes in the store-- should be there later this week.) Will we get programmers? Maybe, but not just yet. We get ours (the USBtinyISP) from adafruit.com, already your one-stop Arduino supermarket. But.... Since you've already got an Arduino, you've also already got a programmer, don't you know: Big Grin Here is the link. All you need is your arduino and six wires from it to our board. You won't even need the battery box, since you can use the 5 V output from the arduino to power the target board. Cool


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By: Anonymous: darus67 () on Wednesday, April 16 2008 @ 08:36 AM PDT  
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I kinda wish that the board kit included a 16MHz resonator.





       
   
By: Windell (offline) on Wednesday, April 16 2008 @ 09:51 AM PDT  
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Any particular reason why you want a 16 MHz oscillator? The argument against it would be that it raises the retail price...


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By: Anonymous: darus67 () on Thursday, April 17 2008 @ 03:11 PM PDT  
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Quote by: Windell

Any particular reason why you want a 16 MHz oscillator?
The argument against it would be that it raises the retail price...



I was thinking 16 MHz because thats what the Arduino uses.
I've got an idea or 2 that I might like to develop using an
Arduino as the development platform, but then
use a smaller board for the final implementation.
Your target board is an attractive option.

I realize you'd have to charge more, and them some people wouldn't want to pay
extra for a bit they may not need and then some other people would want 8 MHz
and then someone would complain, " A resonator isn't good enough, I want a crystal!"
at which point you throw up your hands and say, "Screw it. Let 'em buy their own
darn clock source."

I don't blame you at all for keeping it as simple as possible.





       
   



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