Re: Commodore joystick ports

From: Jim Brain (
Date: 2007-04-10 21:15:15

Ethan Dicks wrote:
> On 4/10/07, Jim Brain <> wrote:
>> If space isn't a premium, I vote for the ATMEGA8, a 28 pin IC that has
>> plenty of program space and IO for what you plan to do.  It's $3.66 in
>> singles.  You can add some more goodies to the code later, if you wish.
> Jim,
> Where do you order your AVRs from?  I am looking at an ATMEGA8-based
> project and I need to pick up a few (less than 10) MCUs.

Europe has a similar place, though I don't remember the name right now.

Yes, you can find better prices.  For commodity items like DB9s and 
headers, I use All Electronics (, but they're 
mainly an overstock joint, so the selection is limited.  Prices are 
great if you have some flexibility in your design, though.


Jim Brain, Brain Innovations                                      (X) 
Dabbling in WWW, Embedded Systems, Old CBM computers, and Good Times! 

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