I'm Andre and I'm a senior Computer Engineer at UCSC.
For my senior project, I have got a group together to build an underwater ROV.
Right now, we all have the task of shopping around for a micro controller. I'm liking the AVR Mega32. We have to keep cost low, so I have a few questions in terms of getting started.
Whats a good dev kit to get? I see them ranging from $40 - $150+. I really would like to buy the cheap one but this is my first time dabbing with microcontrollers outside of school. Before this, we wire wrapped our own boards with expanded memory (rom and ram etc..) and never programmed anything that wasn't an HC11 or HC12.
Any advice would greatly be appreciated.
Right now, we are envisioning using atleast 8 servos, and around 4-5 sensors....