Discussion in "Chill out!" started by    Kuya_Marc    Apr 12, 2010.
Mon Apr 12 2010, 04:14 AM
On March 4, 2010, I started my Microcontroller Hobby with Atmel 89CX051 MCU ICs. Within the first 30 days, I became successful at programming the 8051 series in the C Programming Language (my preferred programming language since 1990). Also, prior to March 4, 2010, I knew absolutely NOTHING about microcontrollers, however, I've been known as a "guru" when it comes to microprocessors in computers; maximizing my advanced technical skills in GNU Linux, Apple Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. BUT, I got bored... That's how my Microcontroller Hobby started.

My Microcontroller hobby started without anyone hinting me to start into microcontrollers. Most of my professional friends are, either computer technicians or computer programmers (including game programmers) or computer end users, but none are embedded systems programmers. Unlike many people, that are learning microcontrollers as a student in a school or college, I decided to teach myself with limited assistance from others, for the purpose of enhancing my financial future. I've worked in Self-Employment from 1992 to 2006 in the USA, but never worked with microcontrollers.

When 2010 began, I had to decide what my future is going to be... Staying a "Computer Professional" is just "old school," so I need to move on. Last year, I became a full-time blog writer, but nowadays, I'm just financially unsatisfied at doing that.

My new hobby of microcontrollers had rekindled my hobby of electronics. I taught myself electronics, including soldering, several years before I took two years of High School electronics in the USA. But, for the past 14 years, I didn't do any electronic work and that resulted in unprofessional soldering... I guess I need more practice, but that interrupts my schedule in designing microcontroller circuits.

Last week, I got the PICME Microcontroller Starter Kit from Alexan store in Philippines. Within 72 hours, I learned what took me a month to learn with Atmel 89CX051 microcontrollers. That may have happened because I remembered how to program in the C programming language.

Nowadays, I'm tempted to start with Zilog microcontrollers, mainly because I programmed a Z80 CPU in Assembly language in 1984. And there's Motorola microcontrollers, too. I often wonder if I should learn them all and incorporate what I learn into my business, in attempts to restore operations.

On Saturday, I had to make a decision on my blog... Nobody has made any PayPal donations on my blog, forcing me to abort future updates on my blog. I'm spending 8-12 hours a day with my microcontroller hobby, writing down lots of notes and taking lots of pictures. I'm not earning any money with my microcontroller hobby, so I've decided to no longer give away stuff that I've spent time in learning. Many people will think that sounds "selfish," but those same people don't know how much time and money I've spent on my projects. The PayPal links on my blog are active, but nobody has made a donation. That schedules the closure of my blog, which will happen in less than four (4) months, unless donations start happening. -- Though I could post onto Rickey's World, but posting, alone, takes time away from working with my electronic projects. It would be great if someone could just post for me, but the information exchange is simply not there.

My current status is... Unfortunately broke. I've invested a lot of money into my microcontroller projects. There has been many people that have asked me to teach me about Atmel MCUs without any promise of money. That is forcing me to move my entire microcontroller project to my commercial site where schematics, pictures, and source code will be available for sale, no longer by donation.

It's a surprise to my wife that I'm continuing on with my microcontroller projects despite I'm very low on parts. I'll be working with interfacing my Atmel projects with Microchip projects. It sounds wierd, but that is what's scheduled.

Anyhow, this post is about my move from Atmel to Microchip, and the burdens it imposes onto my checkbook. Overall, it's better than playing games on my PlayStation Portable 3001.

Kuya Marc
Tue Apr 13 2010, 10:29 AM

Anyhow, this post is about my move from Atmel to Microchip, and the burdens it imposes onto my checkbook. Overall, it's better than playing games on my PlayStation Portable 3001.


It was more about checkbook than moving to microchip you would rather want to change topic title

Well when you start a website or a project dont except anything from anyone. From day i started this website only two thankful people have donated to me. I never complain about that coz i am not doing this for money. but it does give us a boost to work and money is utilized into projects to do even more good things.

Well do not worry, just keep the things going.. rewards will come slowly

and these days i spend little time with my PSP3004 playing NFS.

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