Hello, I was wondering if anyone knew anything about programming Microcontrollers with C, and if so what controllers are best/have the most room for the least cost/ easy to get the code on. I know nothing about what's needed to get it up and running, or even what to buy! If anyone can help, that would be great! =)

(Sorry if this is in the wrong forum, didn't know where else to put it...)

Post your requirements. Until then, no advice is possible.

Umm, I'm wanting to make a device that interacts with a computer wirelessly, and that uses upto 10 sensors that would report the distance from them to the receiver, or some other pre-defined point. I don't really know what else you mean by requirements >< I'm more of a software guy, and am just now getting into wiring and such. But don't take that the wrong way - if I didn't think I could do it, I wouldn't be mentioning anything.

For an easy intro, try http://www.arduino.cc/

For hardcore programming down on the "bare metal", http://www.avrfreaks.net/

All I can suggest is you read around and follow some links to board manufacturer sites to see what meets your needs. There are a lot of variations to choose from.

Thanks a lot! =)
One question - is C/C++ used to program the Arduino Board? or does it have it's own language?

Thanks a lot! =)
One question - is C/C++ used to program the Arduino Board? or does it have it's own language?

It has its own language based on C/C++