Description: PICAXE-08M2 microcontroller chip.
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!
Based on 2 ratings:
Packs a big punch in a small package
Great beginner MCU. Lots of information on how to use them. Bought 2. Made a serial cable and programmed using a generic USB to serial adapter then soldered up the two resistors. Used thoroughly without any problems. Ran a serial LCD, made sounds with piezo elements, controlled with an infrared remote, touch feature is cool. Pairs well with an l293d, I drove 4 separate 12v LEDs, relays, and then 2 small motors. I even reversed the polarity for about a minute with a 3.7v lipo battery and it still works. Got real hot so I’d say durable too. Probably work great as a teaching tool.