As some of you may be aware, I'm still very new to this pastime, both with regards to electronics and programming, but have built a couple of bots which have been reasonably successful, using an Axon II Microcontroller, shown here http://www.societyofrobots.com/axon2/.
I am finding it extremely difficult to get on with the C language (I'd never even heard of it until about 3 months ago), but I do seem to be able to "read" basic fairly easily.
I notice that a lot of people use various types of MC, including Picaxe and Arduino etc, but I know nothing about them.
I think I want to buy a Picaxe, which presumably uses Picbasic, but need some advice.
The Axon II is, as far as I am concerned, a very good MC with lots of facilities already built in, and an extensive library for various different sensors etc, so I really want a comparable Picaxe MC plus all the ancilliaries needed to be able to program it etc.
Can someone please tell me everything I need to buy (I'm not worried about cost, initially), that will allow me to have the same sort of functions as I have with the Axon II.
Please chip in with any suggestions you may have.