jazzy009 wrote:Hey we are switching to a computerized car. My partner went around to local electronic shops and the people had no idea what to use as the computerized part. Isn't it just a micro-processor? and do you know any (oddly) commercial place we could get one or from what device we could get it from...hopefully besides a computer.
For a microprocessor, you might want to check out parallax.com. They make the BASIC stamp, javelin (java based), and the propeller(Spin based). However my experience with them has not been the best. The Stamp is somewhat lacking in functionality and my propeller has exhibited strange unaccountable behaviors(other people have had no problems though >.>). The upside of using these processors though is that they are very user-friendly.
If you have had previous programming experience, you could try a PIC, AVR,...etc. These controllers generally use C and (in my opinion)should not be used unless you have had experience(yes that is important) or someone who can help you with it as the documentation is meant for professionals and can be very hard to understand.
and just as a strange side note micro-processors cannot perform recursive functions