Created Mon, 21 Nov 2011 01:25:10 +0000 by HooctAwnFonix
Mon, 21 Nov 2011 01:25:10 +0000
So I have a project where I need 8 thermocouples and an LCD using a grand total of 14 pins, so I started looking for Arduino alternatives so I could not have to pay 60 bucks for the MEGA. chipKIT seems like a great Arduino alternative (talk about more bang for your buck!) but I'm worried about what's going to happen when I try to take the library for the thermocouple adapters written on Arduino (Ryan McLaughlin's adapters - can't link them since I'm new) and have them work on the Uno32. Will I have to make a lot of changes or will that type of library be fairly straightforward?
I'm relatively new to Arduinos to start with so I'm a little hesitant to stray off the beaten path like this... especially since the main reason I can do most applications is simply because libraries exist already. Is adapting the library for a newbie going to be quite a setback? Then again, starting now will probably save me a lot of money in the long run!
Mon, 21 Nov 2011 09:23:56 +0000
Character LCD work well on I2C could save some IO pins....
Mon, 21 Nov 2011 11:12:36 +0000
Is adapting the library for a newbie going to be quite a setback? Then again, starting now will probably save me a lot of money in the long run!
I wrote a brief guide on how to adapt a lib for chipKIT that you can find here: