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Kalpak Dabir
09/16/12 06:50
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#188356 - Wrong approach for India
Responding to: ???'s previous message
Samarth Godara said:
here in india getting a new board is a very messy thing, especially in the place i live, plus, the guy who teachs this kinda stuff [here there s only one] uses one burner, n programs the microcontrollers by it and use it in the projects, he just uses an oscillator n a few capacitors n resistors to make it work...
which costs nearly $2 here...[since the chips can be bought cheap here]
because i wanna interface more and more things[at once] with 8051 in my project...

Not true. Getting a PCB made and shipping it to anywhere in India is now quite easy.

The root problem is we still think our time is cheaper than money.
So a ~$100 Silab board with all the peripherals and serial programmability seems too costly.
Intead months are wasted in making the board ourselves, including doing the artwork/ layout, getting and soldering components etc.
And because soldering SMD components is difficult we constrain ourselves to through hole devices, which sometimes are components with considerable limitations.

At end of all this you could end up with a partially working board with so many limitations, that you have really learnt nothing.
You are not even a jack of trades.

Also, because of our "education" system, we are too tuned to being taught rather than learning.
Instead of joining a course which will most likely teach you nothing useful, spend money on good ready made boards and good reference books.
Learn from internet and the demo code to quickly get to some level of confidence in at least programming and working of various devices.
Maybe even have a demoable project ready.

While you are doing that or later you could branch out into making your own HW.
Which you will do better because then you will have some degree of confidence.
Currently internet answers seem overwhelming because you are trying to to do too many things beyond your understanding.
See for yourself after a few months, your questions will be more focused and so knowledgeable people will want to reply to your queries.

List of 28 messages in thread
Nokia 3310 display [PCD8544] dot problem      Samarth Godara      09/14/12 08:02      
   NOTE-      Samarth Godara      09/14/12 08:32      
      Graphics Displays      Michael Karas      09/14/12 09:10      
         memory management      Samarth Godara      09/14/12 09:31      
            it would not      Erik Malund      09/14/12 09:50      
               more help      Samarth Godara      09/14/12 10:30      
                  Search engines?      Per Westermark      09/14/12 12:20      
                     confused      Samarth Godara      09/14/12 13:13      
                        No exact answer      Per Westermark      09/14/12 13:36      
                        Type of Thinking      Michael Karas      09/14/12 14:34      
                           I second that      Erik Malund      09/15/12 08:05      
                              doubt - interfacing memory with 8051      Samarth Godara      09/15/12 11:52      
                                 Why would you want to      Hal Albach      09/15/12 16:58      
                                    Don't overlook the "extras"      Richard Erlacher      09/15/12 20:29      
                                    why to use my own design      Samarth Godara      09/15/12 20:47      
                                       which is corect, but      Erik Malund      09/16/12 06:44      
                                       Wrong approach for India        Kalpak Dabir      09/16/12 06:50      
                                          my approach + new doubt [start execution]      Samarth Godara      09/16/12 09:06      
                                             Perhaps you've overlooked some options      Richard Erlacher      09/16/12 12:44      
                                                my circuiting & a Really surprising, Good Board      Samarth Godara      09/16/12 23:00      
                                                   Not all 805x variants are the same       Richard Erlacher      09/17/12 01:54      
                                                   Besides 8051 there are other....      Kalpak Dabir      09/17/12 02:00      
                                                   BEWARE      Erik Malund      09/17/12 07:38      
                                                      Shortest path      Per Westermark      09/17/12 09:05      
                                                   use direct wiring when using point-to-point      Richard Erlacher      09/17/12 09:30      
                                 Are you determined to fail?      Erik Malund      09/15/12 19:41      
                           SiLabs isn't the only possible solution      Richard Erlacher      09/15/12 20:22      
                        Have you considered the datasheet(s) and's search?      Richard Erlacher      09/15/12 20:17      

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