×

SparkFun Electronics will be closed on July 3rd, 2015 in observance of Independence Day. Any orders placed after 2:00pm MT on July 2nd will be shipped out after the weekend. Thanks!

Retired Product

This product has been retired from our catalog and is no longer for sale. This page is made available for those looking for datasheets and the simply curious.

Creative Commons images are CC BY-NC-SA 3.0

Description: This is the PICAXE-18M2 Starter Pack, a simple kit that provides you with everything you need to get started with 18-pin PICAXE controllers. The PICAXE-18M2 microcontroller is equipped with 16 input/output pins while the Standard Project Board comes fully assembled and is compatible with older PICAXE-18M and PICAXE-18X microcontrollers. All you need to do is insert the microcontroller into the board, supply power and start programming.

The PICAXE is an easy-to-program microcontroller system that exploits the unique characteristics of the new generation of low-cost flash memory based microcontrollers. These microcontrollers can be programmed over and over again without the need for an expensive programmer. The power of the PICAXE system is its simplicity. No programmer, eraser, or complicated electronic system is required 0 the microcontroller is programmed (with a simple ‘BASIC’ programming) via a 3-wire connection to the computer’s serial port. The operational PICAXE circuit uses just two components and can be easily constructed on a breadboard, strip-board, or PCB design.

Note: This kit does NOT include a programming cable or CD. The list of contents in the kit says they do, but they really do not. Please choose your PICAXE programming cable below. Additionally, all information that was on the CD can be found in the Documents section below.

Kit Includes:

  • 1x PICAXE-18M2 IC
  • 1x Standard Project Board
  • 1x 3xAA 4.5V Battery Holder
  • 1x Battery Clip

Documents:

Recommended Products

Customer Comments

  • The 18M2 is quite a tasty little chip. I’ve used these on several small robots to good advantage. Maybe not as intellectually sexy as Parallax’s 8-cog Propeller chip, but for those quick “slap-em-together-and-go” projects, 18M2s are “the little chip that could.”

  • We are waiting on our first order of these to come in.

Customer Reviews

No reviews yet.