This project is a second revision of the MiniPOV. This version changes from the PIC 16F630 chip to the Atmel ATtiny2313, which is a little more expensive but has many improved features. For one, by properly wiring it to a parallel port, one does not need a special "microcontroller programmer". Secondly, a free C compiler (avr-gcc) is available, which makes writing and reading code much much easier.
Therefore, I intend this project to be an ideal starting place for anyone who would like to:
- learn how to solder
- learn how to assemble simple kits
- learn how to program microcontrollers
- make blinky stuff
Kits are available which provide all the components necessary to build & get going.
For Serial Port version, check out MiniPOV3
Corrections, suggestions, pictures, are welcome...post it in the forum!