EE Times’ David Peins takes a close look at the Arduino Pro Micro, based on an Atmel AVR ATmega32 microcontroller. His main objective: to use the board to control the robots that he uses in his educational program for 10 to 12 year olds. And his approach: to continue programming the Arduino Pro Micro until the board can do all of the tasks that he can now do with the PIC and BX-24 platforms.
He’ll keep us updated with his progress. But in the meantime, he brings up an interesting question: is writing subroutines really “hacking?”