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Re: [vox] BASIC Stamp under Linux
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Re: [vox] BASIC Stamp under Linux



I was going to ask "what's a BASIC Stamp?" but finally found
the answer here (sorry if it wraps):

http://www.parallax.com/html_pages/resources/start/getting_started_main.asp#WhatIs

So now I'll just ask, what are they good for?  :-)

-- Rod

On Tuesday 08 April 2003 02:07 pm, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> BTW, I dropped by Brian Lavender's place yesterday, and noticed a BASIC
> Stamp sitting on his desk.  I ended up hanging out for a few hours and
> working on the code with him, and we got his Linux box talking to it
> sucessfully!
>
> I then stayed up way too late last night cleaning up the code some.
> It's online here:  (We'll be setting up a SourceForge project soon)
>
>   http://www.saclug.org/projects/bstamp/
>
>
> It uses the 'tokenizer.so' shared library from Parallax (binary only)
> to tokenize the PBASIC.  The tokenizer application is just their
> "stampapp.cpp" source, scaled down so that it doesn't display 1000s of
> lines of uninderesting gibberish, but rather just dumps the final results
> to a file.
>
> Then the "run" program we made talks to the serial port, does some initial
> communications with the BASIC Stamp (this part's still incomplete; it only
> recognizes BS2 models, at the moment, since that's what Brian has),
> and sends the program over.
>
> The stamp then begins running it, and the "run" program listens for any
> feedback from the serial port (e.g., PSTAMP code like "DEBUG "Hello!", CR"
> which is akin to "printf("Hello!\n");" in C).
>
>
> We successfully got it saying "Hello World" and blinking an LED light on
> and off.  It's a great leap from "can't use it with Linux" ;^)

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