Looking for a tiny PICAxe module to experiment with? This module has a surface-mount 08M module, and optional pins mounts (for easier breadboarding)
If you thought the PICAXE was a handy chip on it's own, try it with a bundled L293D motor driver chip! This will let you make very small and tidy motorized projects with the simplicity of the PICAXE development system!
This low-cost project uses an 8 pin microcontroller to create an electronic pet with LED eyes and a piezo sounder voice that reacts to touch (via a push switch) and light (via a miniature LDR).