Parallax SX-Blitz Used SX-Key or Used Iconstructix SX-Key Wanted

If anybody has one of these they have no use for it anymore and they can part with it

let me know.

Thanks!
JUNIOR ENGINEER

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  • Parallax still has 20 SX-Keys left.

    :https://www.parallax.com/product/45214
    Infernal Machine
  • OK , you want them for free?
    Infernal Machine

  • Publison

    'OK , you want them for free? '

    Okay.My first offer is willing to pay for shipping.

    Will listen to counter offer.

    What kind do you have and what condition are they in?

    JUNIOR ENGINEER
  • I have none. Just giving another avenue in case you can't find one.
    Infernal Machine

  • Publison

    Do you have one for yourself?

    Do you know how to program the SX?
    JUNIOR ENGINEER

  • Ubicom Scenix Sx uses a subset of the PIC 16F5xx instruction set.

    So it's a PIC clone.

    I don't get this Parallax avoiding PIC's thing.

    It must be if you use a PIC for a product and it's successful

    Microchip comes after you for royalties.

    Intellectual property or something like that.

    It can't be the cost of the chips.

    The old PIC's they make Basic Stamps from are up to $5 but

    that is because they don't get made in quantity anymore.

    Most other PIC's are around $2 or less.

    Some are in the 50 cents to 80 cent price range.
    JUNIOR ENGINEER
  • Publison

    Do you have one for yourself?
    Please read above
    I have none.




    Infernal Machine
  • Publison

    Do you know how to program the SX?

    Go to the SX-Key page:

    https://www.parallax.com/product/45214

    and go to the downloads and documentation link. There is tons of information there.
    Infernal Machine
  • I have two SX Keys, some SX chips and a few SX boards. Anyone want to make me an offer for them that doesn't have a minus sign in front of it?

  • Mr Betz

    Yep. We'll take 'em.

    Sent you a PM.
    JUNIOR ENGINEER

  • Thank you Publison!

    We have a SX tech board.

    Downloaded SX Editor, SX Manual and Learning Assembler With SX.

    Sort of all set but no programmer.
    JUNIOR ENGINEER
  • David BetzDavid Betz Posts: 11,517
    edited September 4 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Thank you Publison!

    We have a SX tech board.

    Downloaded SX Editor, SX Manual and Learning Assembler With SX.

    Sort of all set but no programmer.
    Is there a reason you can't just buy one from Parallax?

    https://www.parallax.com/product/45214
  • David Betz wrote: »
    I have two SX Keys, some SX chips and a few SX boards. Anyone want to make me an offer for them that doesn't have a minus sign in front of it?

    Edit: I'll try to find time to put together a list of what I have over the next few days. I guess this message is a bit too vague. I also have to figure out how much I want for this stuff. Anybody have any idea how much SX parts are worth these days? My chips are the SX28 version in a PDIP.


  • Mr Betz

    Actually take me out of the running please.

    Really just looking for a SX Blitz.

    Something minimal.

    Parallax SX Key is a very well made piece of hardware but just not for me.

    Parallax does do good work.

    JUNIOR ENGINEER
  • Mr Betz

    Actually take me out of the running please.

    Really just looking for a SX Blitz.

    Something minimal.

    Parallax SX Key is a very well made piece of hardware but just not for me.

    Parallax does do good work.
    Okay. No problem. Good luck!


  • Thread solved.

    Have other projects with a little higher priority than this.
    JUNIOR ENGINEER
  • Thread solved.

    Have other projects with a little higher priority than this.
    That's why I have a box of SX stuff going unused. I came to the same conclusion!


  • Mr Betz

    Current project is getting a 'Brand X' microprocessor to program consistently.

    One or two things to check when a Basic Stamp won't program are nothing compared to this.

    The people that make the compiler aren't helping either.

    They keep making it bigger and bigger.

    'Hey stupid! Get what you have working correctly before adding features!'
    JUNIOR ENGINEER
  • I think I finally decided it was a waste of time learning a micro controller that is no longer in production. I bought the extra SX chips to go with my XGameStation Pico kit but I've found that I don't really have time to work with that either.
  • David BetzDavid Betz Posts: 11,517
    edited September 4 Vote Up0Vote Down
    FYI, it looks like Andre' LaMothe has the SX-key a bit cheaper than Parallax:

    http://www.ic0nstrux.com/index.php?route=product/search&filter_name=sx-key

  • Mr Betz

    Sent you a PM. Sort of simplify things for both of us.

    Yes. Iconstructix SX Key is actually made from scratch by them.

    According to them a better version follow up to the Parallax one.
    JUNIOR ENGINEER
  • Mr Betz

    Sent you a PM. Sort of simplify things for both of us.

    Yes. Iconstructix SX Key is actually made from scratch by them.

    According to them a better version follow up to the Parallax one.
    I'm pretty sure they are the same as the ones Parallax is currently selling.

  • Mr Betz

    Yes. Iconstructix SX Key is actually made from scratch by them.

    According to them a better version follow up to the Parallax one.

    Exactly the same product. Notice is says Parallax on the Iconstructix site. It was actually developed by a third party, (Gunther).
    Infernal Machine

  • Thank you Publison and Mr Betz

    I am just going by what somebody at Iconstructix told me on the phone.

    They said it was different.

    If it will program SX devices that will work for us.

    SX is a side project here. Hobby thing. We do not have any customers that need these programmed.

    I myself would be happy with a SX Blitz. Put this thing to rest.
    JUNIOR ENGINEER
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