So what is a microcontroller? And then what is a multicore microcontroller? In this short read, meet the Propeller chip, a multicore microcontroller that makes inventing easier with teamwork.
Download and set up SimpleIDE, the programming environment for Propeller C. Installers available now for Windows and Mac, and i386 binaries are available for Linux.
Get started with C-language programming for the multicore Propeller microcontroller. The simple example programs use variables, do math, count loops, make decisions, and store information.
Build simple circuits on the Propeller Activity Board, and write Propeller C programs to interact with them. Blink lights, beep a speaker, measure voltage, and more.
A function is a little piece of reusable code designed to do a specific task. This Propeller C Tutorial series will show you how to use functions, pass information to them, and get information back from them. It will show you how C functions work with the Propeller's memory and multiple cores.
This Propeller C Tutorial shows you how make use of the Propeller chip's multiple cores. Launch functions into other cores, monitor processes in other cores, share data between cores, and print from other cores.
Learn how to make your own custom Simple Libraries for your Propeller Activity Board. This Propeller C Tutorial walks you through creating a library, tricks for reducing code size, and making your library to work well with the ones already in your SimpleIDE Learn folder.
Turn your Parallax Hackable Electronic Badge into a Physics Measurement Tool using the on-board accelerometer, a PING))) Ultrasonic Distance Sensor, and a FlexiForce pressure sensor. The Physics Fun Badge measures distance, tilt, and force. It can display live readings or record them. Recorded readings can be visualized as a graph on the main screen and exported as comma-separated values using the SimpleIDE terminal.
As seen on the Parallax 2013 Catalog cover! This beginner-level Propeller C project makes a tilt-controlled 4-note musical instrument, with LEDs that light up just for fun. There's a BASIC Stamp version as well.
Create a project to control DC motors using a simple Joystick, Xbees, Polulu motor driver board, and two Activity Boards. This is a great beginner project for those interested in DC motors and wireless communication through Xbee modules.