Ok, got a question on orientation. I have both a carrier board, and a super carrier board. I'm assuming orientation is the same for both boards when inserting the javalin stamp for programming. The problem is, I can't seem to find anyone here with the ability to read schematics. I've tried to teach them, but not being able to see kind of puts a crimp in that process.
So, what I'd like to know, is which way does the stamp get inserted into the board for programming and use purposes?
When using the super carrier board, (holding it so the serial port is to the left, and the 20-pin connector is facing me, and the power connector is facing away from me), Which of the javalin pins is p1 (the one that goes in the upper left corner) Is it the end with the little round chip on top of the module, or is it the one with the two square chips to the left of the round chip on the module.
My guess is that the square chips go on top (away from me closest to the power connectors) but I can't get anyone to verify this, and I'd rather not scrap another javalin module finding out (the last one I toasted was a result of trying to plug it into a different board that didn't have proper spacing holes for the pins on the module)
A board I'd picked up at radio shack.
Won't try that trick again.
I've been wanting to play with this little guy for quite some time, and didn't have anyone around who could tell which end was which, so I figured I'd ask here. I know there's supposed to be a small dot/square/number/something that notes p1, but nobody here can see it, or can't figure out what I'm talking about. I'm sure my 7-year-old daughter could see it if she knew what to look for, her eyes are better than my wife's, but since I can't explain what she's supposed to be looking for exactly, she's at a loss to tell me what I need to know.
So, figured I'd ask here, I'm sure someone could grab their module, and answer the question in a couple seconds.
Thanks in advance for the assistance,
I suppose a call to parallax tech guys would just as easily answer the question, but I'd rather not take up their time with something so trivial.
Blind programmer, and Parallax customer (bs2, quickstart, javelin stamp, spin stamp and more)