This is a retired product, but fear not as there is a newer, better version available: COM-10187
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Replacement: COM-10187. This has been replaced with the 18M2. This page is for reference only.
Description: PICAXE-18X microcontroller chip. Supports 5 inputs and 8 outputs. Extended features include 8x memory and i2c support.
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!