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Jan Dvorak
12-06-2006, 05:11 AM
Please, how can I read data from magnetic card with this Magtek swipe reader? http://www.magtek.com/documentation/public/99831083-5.02.pdf
I tried it, but no succes. I have BS2p24.
Thank you

Chris Savage
12-06-2006, 06:31 AM

Looking at the timing diagram this device acts like an SPI master. Since the BASIC Stamp can not be a slave and must generate the clock, I would recommend programming an SX chip as a co-processor to handle this device. This has come up before, and in fact I think the OP did successfully create an SX program to do just that in the SX Forum. I hope this helps. Take care.

Chris Savage
Parallax Tech Support