Moderator Note: Moved from the "Prop Controller Comparison" thread. The PIC microcontroller derserves to have its own thread for discussion.
Ouch - for that kind of money you can make over 20 picaxe controllers. it is a kit that needs to be soldered anyway. The biggest obstacle standing in the way of a homegrown controller like a picaxe seems to the pc board. I am waiting for the new 20X2 chip to be released (nice specs) so that I can design a controller board around that chip. it has 16 I/O lines 15 of which can be set to either inputs or outputs and a top speed of 64MHZ. All the specs can be seen in the link below. The reason I bring this up is that is case anyone is interested we can design the controller and then have the pc boards made up for us. it would cost us about $50 for 3 boards and then cost per board drops the more boards that you order. would you guys be interested in a board that you solder yourself and have a very powerful controller. I am not looking to make any money off this I would sell the boards to haunt forum members at cost plus shipping. what does everyone think?
Here is the link to the new boards. The 28X2 and the 40X2 are already available.