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Can the BASIC Stamp be used to generate a microcontroller's clock?
New project time. Despite the fact that it would be using a BASIC Stamp, it is in the Microcontoller category and not Stamp one because it might not fit in that one. I also don't think the general one would work also.
Okay here goes: Can the BASIC Stamp be used to generate a microcontroller's clock? Basically the thing expects either an RC time constant based clock that produces a waveform with the periodic pulse of 19 microseconds. I looked over the Pulseout instruction and oddly I didn't see any guides towards selecting the right constant for that one. I have a collection of older devices, they are members of the COP400 family from when National was earnestly making chips thinking they would be able make one to save themselves from being glommed by a bigger and perhaps better device maker.
Normally I pick the right pair for this one, a COP411L device right off the bat, but since the thing will be talking to a PLD who'll be sending a data stream off to be processed and then displayed by the same stamp.....
I also thought of tricking a Propeller One board into doing the clock generation as an output function and then accepting a data stream via that same PLD and then displaying it via an LCD device, same as for the Stamp. But of course I figured on the Stamp first.
My big hurdle is figuring out how to successfully write the Propeller code to do both.