I just visited the Homebrew Robotics Club in San Jose, CA last night.
I had a great time but I noticed a very disturbing thing... I was the only one in the room of 35 people that is using an AVR!! :shock: These people are obsessed with PIC.
Does anyone know why PIC is SO popular? Is it just because they got to the market first? Is there something I'm missing? I got really turned off by the high cost of the tools (programmers, compilers, etc). The fact that many of the PIC parts are 7 bit or 14 bit also left a bad taste in my mouth.
So seriously fellow Freaks, what is it that makes the PIC so much more popular? I mean 34 out of 35 people recommend PIC!!!!
Don't let this turn into yet another PIC vs AVR flame war. I'd like to hear the positive things about PIC. Don't worry, you're preaching to the "pry it out of my cold, dead fingers" AVR guy here.