BASIC Stamp: An Introduction to Microcontrollers introduces microcontroller theory using the Parallax BASIC Stamp I, II, and IIsx. The BASIC Stamp microcontroller is based on Microchip's PIC hardware with some modifications and is very approachable for beginning users. Once the basic theory is established, BASIC Stamp, 2/E walks the reader through applications suitable for designers as well as the home hobbyist. These applications can be used as is or as a basis for further modifications to suit specific design needs. BASIC Stamp, 2/E thoroughly explains the hardware base of the BASIC Stamp microcontroller including internal architecture, the peripheral functions, as well as providing the technical data sheets for each kind of chip. The authors also explain the BASIC Stamp development systems including DOS and Windows-based tools in tremendous detail. As an added feature, BASIC Stamp, 2/E includes full instructions for using PBASIC programming and formatting. The book provides many specific applications for microcontroller use, complete with programming instructions, including: single instructions, multiple instructions, interfacing directions, and more complex applications such as motion detection, light measurement, and home automation.
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Chapter 1 Introduction to Microcontrollers
Chapter 2 Hardware Base of the BASIC Stamps
Chapter 3 BASIC Stamp
Chapter 4 BASIC Stamp Development Systems
Chapter 5 PBASIC for All BASIC Stamps
The Practical Use of BASIC Stamp
Chapter 7 BASIC Stamp Applications
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analog-to-digital converter BASIC Stamp baud BS2sx BSAVE button carrier board char character circuit clock command byte connected data bytes data pointer data transmission data word debug deﬁned device digital-to-analog converter diode dirs display EEPROM Figure ﬁle ﬁnd ﬁrst frequency Function gosub gosub calc_CRC GOSUB WrLCD goto loop HDB2 I/O pins Initialization input iobyte Main Code master measurement memory Microchip Technology microcontroller mode modem module node operation oscillator package Parallax parameters pause PBASIC Pin number PinO port Program Description pulse pulsout received reset resistor result Revision History run-time scratchpad RAM sensor serial communication serial interface SERIN serout shiftout shows signal slave speciﬁed Stepper Motor Subroutines supply voltage switch SX microcontroller symbol RxD symbol symbol symbol Table transmit variable voltage