Originally Posted by lothar2048
Try this MCU with some basic code run. This platform is dedicated for the project you have : http://www.arduino.cc/
Don't worry about the pic, this is the learning platform. there are many Arduino based platform alreay used on many projects such like the ardupilot or the multiwiicopter that are very very small and affordable to use.
Internet is full of many projects you can inspire yourself for this goal.
Please post a model number for the Arduino board to start with and I'll order it. I live in the US and see many sources but got confused with all the options for sale.
I can use XP or win7 pro as a OS?