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08-20-2008, 11:07 AM
Anyone have some suggestions on sending serial data from a basic stamp into a notepad file.


Mike Green
08-20-2008, 11:10 AM
Use some kind of terminal emulator like HyperTerm. They all have "capture" modes where they copy their input to a text file which you can import into Notepad. I don't have any specific alternative names for Windows since I use the MacOS and programs like MacWise and ZTerm.

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
08-20-2008, 01:14 PM
You can also copy and paste from the DEBUG window.


08-20-2008, 10:38 PM

Thanks for the reply.· I have a question on the terminal emulators.· Would these programs automatically send the data to a notepad file, or would·I have to manually cut and paste?· I downloaded· PuTTy·and am unable to achieve·what·I want. I have not tried Hyper term becuase its not installed on my·PC and I ·have net found a free version.· Do you have any other suggestions?·

Mike Green
08-20-2008, 11:22 PM
I used to have an old Windows 3.1 terminal emulator and it had a "capture" file menu item as do the MacOS terminal emulators I now use. When you enabled that, it would ask you for a file name and everything received after that point would go into the designated file until you disabled it.

Phil Pilgrim (PhiPi)
08-21-2008, 12:09 AM
You can also use Parallax's free PLX DAQ (http://www.parallax.com/tabid/393/Default.aspx) software to import Stamp output directly into Excel. From there, if you need the data in Notepad instead, you're just a copy and paste or "save-as-a-text file" away.


kelvin james
08-21-2008, 12:59 AM
Try Teraterm Pro, its' free and has some logging features.

sourceforge.jp/projects/ttssh2/files/ (http://sourceforge.jp/projects/ttssh2/files/)

08-21-2008, 01:26 AM
Docklight, free version at: http://www.docklight.de/·, is an excellent terminal program and has extensive logging capabilities (will save to .txt and .htm files).


08-29-2008, 07:53 AM
There is an open source language based on Java but much easier to program call processing freely available at www.processing.org . This site has examples of reading serial data from microcontrollers like BS2 and arduino and then saving them as txt files.