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03-02-2005, 03:10 AM
I would like to send 3 or 4 values to my stamp (bs2)
sendings is not the problem, receiving is the problem
send in vb (
value1=x······· ( ASCII)
value2=190···· (0-200)
value3=195···· (0-200)
value4=116···· (0-200)
total_value as string· = value1 & value2 & ......
) ok


· SERIN 16,$4054,PAUSEit,500,PAUSEit,[DEC3 val2,DEC3 val3,DEC3 val4]

·· DEBUG Val2,Val3,Val4,":"
··· PAUSE 20
GoTo Main·· http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/nono.gif
· SERIN 16,$4054,PAUSEit,500,PAUSEit,[STR mVal\7,DEC3 val3]

·· DEBUG mVal(0),mVal(1),mVal(2),mVal(3),mVal(4),mVal(5),DE C val3":"
http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/lol.gif·····(OK !·http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif·GOOD http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/turn.gif· GOOD )

········ val1 = (mVal(0) mVal(1) mVal(2))
········ val2 = (mVal(3) mVal(4) mVal(5))
··· DEBUG· val1,",",val2,",",val3,":" (http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/jumpin.gif·hell no)
··· PAUSE 20
GoTo Main

03-02-2005, 03:14 AM
What are you sending from?!· A PC?· what's the baud rate and protocol you're trying to get (N81..etc..).


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03-02-2005, 04:18 AM
Umm, if you are sending the 4 bytes mentioned, you should recieve them as:

SERIN 16, $4054, [Val1, Val2, Val3, Val4]

THEN, you can see them as:

SEROUT 16, $4054, [Val1, DEC Val2, DEC Val3, DEC Val4]

Where 'Val1' would be the "x" character, and the others would be converted into
their decimal equivalents -- Byte '190' becomes 3 string bytes "190".

This assumes you ARE sending them as bytes from your PC originally.

The "SERIN xxx,yyy,[DEC MyVal] reads a 'string' with a CR after it, converts it
to a decimal number, and puts the decimal number into MyVal.

You had the right idea, just the wrong order of implementation.

Oh, and what did you intend by "val1 = (x y z)"?· You've left out your operators, there.

Jon Williams
03-02-2005, 05:28 AM
Hmmm ... I've used VB to send data to the BASIC Stamp with great success. Have a look at this article:


Jon Williams
Applications Engineer, Parallax
Dallas, TX· USA