STK300 or STK500 for newbie?

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Hi,

I just found an STK300 and can't seem to find an STK500 anywhere. I am thinking that the STK300 will provide me with a way to learn the AVR command set with a processor that will not soon put a ceiling on creativity. The built in A/D is another appeal of the AtMega line.

I was going to fo the way of the basic stamp until I learn't of AVR's and now just need direction on which way to go to begin.

Thanks for your help.

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Just start with something very simple, like make an LED flash or even just turn turn and LED on.

Patrick

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If given the choice between an STK300 and an STK500 I would go for the STK500.

The STK300 can only do ATmega products. The ATmega's are 64 pin TQFP packaged. It has more Flash 128K and things like that. Fine when you need it but for most purposes the AT901200, 2313, 8515, 8535 will do the trick. The 8535 has 30 I/O, 8 ch 10 bit A/D and can be packaged in a 40 pin dip.

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If you're in a position to choose, the 8535 has the most features at the lowest price. It's a real cherry! I's supported by the STK200 and STK500.

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Hello,
Given a choice, I would go with the STK-500, It supports a wide range of AVR's and at an Atmel seminar a few weeks ago, it was hinted at that the STK-500 will have Mega device support in about six months. Although I wonder how this will be implemented?

Take Care,
KSpainhour

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