PICAXE-28X1 microcontroller chip. Enhanced PICAXE28 chips with 8x memory and many additional features such as i2c bus support.
Our Code: MCU-60016
Supplier Link: [SparkFun MPN:COM-08352]
The PICAXE 28X1 is the same chip found in the 28 pin starter kit and is used and tested with a lot of example code on line. The newer enhanced PICAXE 28X2 chip may not be compatible with some code examples - yet.
PICAXE is a neat entry-level microcontroller system that is relatively cheap to get started with. The chip is programmed with a simple serial connection and the BASIC development environment is free! PICAXE has some excellent educational applications and support, and is a great entryway into more complicated embedded systems. If you're look for a place to start with microcontrollers, PICAXE is a great way to go!