Microcontrollers and Mac
Please forgive the total amateurishness of this post, but I’m a total
I’ve been browsing the Net, looking at some of those microprocessor
development boards (Stamp and what have you) – all very thrilling stuff
(to an amateur, at least) – and all for Windows.
And cheap as they may be, I simply don’t have room for yet another
computer. Or the cash for another laptop, let alone enough laps.
Can anyone steer me toward something for Macs ? I don’t need anything
hardcore – I’ll be quite happy using the board to deal with midi and a
four-row LCD display.
I had a great time with Murat n Konar’s exellent MacBS2 BasicStamp
programming app for the Macintosh – worked very well
you’ll only need a Keyspan serial adaptor, no Virtual PC, no
integrated BasicStap reference, syntax highlighting, all very well done!
if you’re headed for more power, and more choice of mcu’s for less cash
- and if you don’t fear the Terminal application – there’s also an
All-Mac-Way to program Atmel AVR Controllers in C, using open source
It was a bit of a headache to get it all running, but now works very
well. We’ve documented it here:
we write code in BBedit or Xcode, then compile it in the terminal and
flash the processor from the terminal, using an Atmel STK500
there’s even ways to do it without a dev board, but we didn’t have
time to document it yet.
feel free to contact me for more information…