This project is the third revision of the MiniPOV. This version is nearly identical to the last version, MiniPOV2 but uses the serial port (possibly with a USB/Serial converter) instead of a parallel port, for programming. Because the programmer is built into the kit, one does not need a special "microcontroller programmer". This version can be used with PCs (Linux/Unix or Windows) and Macs (running MacOS X and with a USB/serial converter).
I intend this project to be an ideal starting place for anyone who would like to:
- learn how to solder
- learn how to assemble simple kits
- learn how to program microcontrollers
- make blinky stuff
Kits are available which provide all the components necessary to build & get going.