Re: [mowbot] Ideas for Brains wanted

Mike Ross (mross nospam at
Sat, 12 Oct 1996 17:34:38 -0500 (CDT)

On Fri, 11 Oct 1996, John Dunn wrote:

> I would like to start working on the brains of my RoboBunny, but I
> have a slight handicap - I have a Macintosh, not a PC. (No, I am not
> going to buy a PC.) What sorts of easy-to-work-with microcontrollers
> are out there that either run their interface on a Macintosh, or can
> work through a terminal emulator?
> I have looked at things like the Basic Stamps in catalogs, but they
> all seem to need a PC.
> Any suggestions for a Mac-friendly controller?

You could try the Handyboard, from the guys at MIT. They have an
environment called Interactive C which has a Mac version. Total kit cost
about $150 to $200 US. It's based on a 68HC11. Check out their Web page,
use Yahoo to look up Handyboard. The interactive C is an interpretive C
compiler environment. It's a bit more powerful than a Basic Stamp.

Good luck. Email me if you can't find the Web page.


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