I am considering an Elmer 166 course, possibly including a “ds-PIC-EL”
The Elmer 166 course would introduce the student to using the
Microchip 16-bit PICs programmed in C. The focus would be on the
dsPIC30F series of parts, but the entire range of 16 bit parts is quite
consistent from a software perspective. The 30F series is a 5 volt
part, making it a little more comfortable for hobbyists. (The other 16
bit families are 3.3 volt). the 30F runs at up to 30 MIPS, making is
quite fast for most control projects.
The image at the right is a partially completed prototype.