These two statements are utter rubbish and show you don't know what you are talking about
So, where is the rubbish?
all the projects which made Arduino famous will be fully adapted (or their authors will migrate) to Chipkit and other compatible boards - is happening already
1. I'm relating to realities in my zone (is all what it matters)
And expect more where speed is needed.
prices are already high
My post suggest progress to Arduino platforms (and that you can't ignore "the signs").
I'm yet to see a nice and free C compiler that works with PIC. It's not chance that Arduino is based on AVR...
Quote from: bubulindo on Jun 27, 2011, 03:41 pmI'm yet to see a nice and free C compiler that works with PIC. It's not chance that Arduino is based on AVR...This is at the heart of the Arduino's success. Until somebody comes up with PIC-GCC, PIC microcontrollers will never compete for the hearts and minds of hobbyists. And if PIC-GCC does arrive, it won't compete with AVR-Arduino, it will just be added to it. There will be PIC-based Arduino boards as well as AVR-based ones, and everybody will be happy.
Well - that's basically happened with the ChipKIT (I think that's right?) - based on the PIC32 line, with a gcc-based compiler for it.
QuoteSome quick Google shows the PIC32-gcc compiler from Microchip has a code size limitation of 64K?
Some quick Google shows the PIC32-gcc compiler from Microchip has a code size limitation of 64K?
For homebrew/standalone projects it's hard to pass up the advantages of a DIP chip for some users, like me.
It might be more accurate to say that Arduino actually refers to a big idea, of getting microcontroller technology into the hands of more people.
I am pretty excited that Digilent has ported over some basic Arduino tech (shields and software ideas), but I'm sure its going to suffer from the same thing that plagued the microcontroller before the Arduino came along: crappy support, and zero community.
I do hope the chipKIT gains some support and its users start showing off (and sharing) their projects, because a 32-bit processor is pretty darn cool.