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05-20-2010, 12:09 AM
~S!~ All,
Newbie question !
I'm currently with Basic stamp module, so bare with me for a Prop question.
Some monitors (Cheap I might say) are USB driven. Mostly used for add-on desktop.
Can A propeller be able to do anything with them.

I do see a component out, from the PROP, but not sure if a USB monitor can be used !

I'm leaning towards moving to propeller(personal reasons),·and seems that the spin language is close enough to pbasic, and the horsepower of a prop is way ahead.·

I got a project almost done with a Basic Stamp, but I need a PC to do all the display.
Would a Propeller chip be able to use a USB Monitor?


05-20-2010, 12:40 AM
Hi Yoshti,

In my opinion you would be best advised to use a 'standard' VGA monitor.

Whilst most things can be done with a Propeller in extremis, interfacing to a USB screen would
be *pioneering* work and not sensibly practicable.

A warm welcome to the Propeller community; and good luck with your projects!

T o n y

05-20-2010, 12:43 AM
NTSC and PAL are also supported.

05-20-2010, 12:52 AM
Check out Bean's PropBasic, you may be able to use your Basic code on the Prop...

Also, there's BS2 functions in OBEX that make transition easy.

And, if you do need a small LCD screen, I sell a couple types :)

My Prop Info&Apps: ·http://www.rayslogic.com/propeller/propeller.htm

My Prop Products:· http://www.rayslogic.com/Propeller/Products/Products.htm

05-20-2010, 08:14 AM
I don't want to be ahead of myself, so was just wondering the USB Monitor.
Right now I use VB2008, to display my compass,accelerometer , 1 wire temp sensors and some more stuff.
And was not sure if PROP could be used to replace my Acer aspire one notebook and the display capability of it !

Hum... as for LCD i got one..working great http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/wink.gif
And not sure of OBEX and what it means. But I've read a bit about the spin language... and seems to be something reachable for my little brain..http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/wink.gif

Anyway , will still investigate the PROP option... seems awesome!