My little sister has just gotten interested in robotics, but doesn’t have the wallet for a new microcontroller. I have an old ‘Mr. Roboto’ kit that I got last year. it needs an FTDI cable of some sort, but it costs the same amount as a nice standalone microcontroller. I have a Parallax Basic stamp that uses a serial converter that I’m not sure can be used to hook up to the ‘Mr. Roboto’ to program it. I can’t find out if the parallax converter is tailored to just the basic stamp, or can be used for anything else.
I really can’t find any info on this, so help would be really appreciated