Agreed.As for the smallest, cheapest, lowest power way available of supporting PICAXE development, I'd suggest a used netbook
So true.Personally, I can't understand why Boelle would want to dispense with ALL old computers. Old laptops in particular can make great test equipment, whether for simply debugging serial coms or (with adaptors) as logic state analysers and scopes. They don't even take up that much lab space. Not sure how I would now undertake any development work without the aid of a couple of laptop PCs.