Microcontroller Programmer

Hello Everyone!

I am currently thinking on moving from Picaxe to microcontroller as Picaxe isnt available except by buying outside the country and microcontroller in that way seems to be a cheaper solution.

After some research I discovered i need C knowledge which i dont posses. So i found out of BASIC just like Picaxe is.

Problem is: which programmer to use... I dont really want to buy one so I was thinking on a free tool that could program BASIC and then I could slowly move onto C.

Does anyone know of any "good" software that could do this?


**Im not sure what you mean**<br><p>Im not sure what you mean by “microcontroller”. Picaxe is to microcontroller as Ford is to car.  Do you mean PIC?