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    LiveScience Research with a Stamp

    I noticed a LiveScience article called·Eek! Robo-Rats Make Their Own Rules· at http://www.livescience.com/technology/050216_robo_rat.html. The robot definately looks like a Basic Stamp. I found it...
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    Buried in the FAQ list is this: The Basic...

    Buried in the FAQ list is this:



    The Basic Stamp (which is the "Basic Stamp BS2 Microcontroller") is an option that can be purchased separately (using the $15.00 off coupon included with the...
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    Thanks Bruce I saw this part but have been...

    Thanks Bruce

    I saw this part but have been scared away by the SO packaging. My solderig skills are good but SO parts (and surface mount) are a significant challenge.

    Are sockets available for...
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    Thanks Tracey and Al It was indeed the MAX3110...

    Thanks Tracey and Al

    It was indeed the MAX3110 I found to have huge lead times. The MAX3100 appears to be easily available.

    I have ordered a MAX3100, a MAX3222 and a crytsal. I expect this...
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    Tracy and Bruce I was certain Digikey...

    Tracy and Bruce

    I was certain Digikey indicated back order when I inquired last week. Maybe I am getting as old as my kid says I am.

    Thanks for the FindChips link. This will be quite useful in...
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    MAX3100 substitute???

    Can someone recommend a substitute component for a MAX3100 UART?
    Maxim has a 9 week lead time to get these parts and I can't locate a source in Ottawa or via Digikey.

    The MAX3100 provides the...
  7. This definatley identifies an interesting trick...

    This definatley identifies an interesting trick to consider when you hit the maximum code size barrier and you need to count every byte. This could save a few bytes and allow that last small feature...
  8. Thread: Rule Base

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    You want to produce a table driven state machine....

    You want to produce a table driven state machine. This is also known as a Finite State Machine. (google "table driven state machine") I built one of these a few years ago to make run-time...
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    There is an example on the old Yahoo files sites....

    There is an example on the old Yahoo files sites.

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/basicstamps/files/ds2480_ds1820_bs2sx/

    I would think this could provide a good start for your work. I don't...
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    Serial problems with RS-1

    I have a RS-1 wired to my BS2p. I am using the basic serial code example from Nuts'n'Volts #89.·This example has the Stamp connected to the PC. The PC sends a command to the Stamp to receive or...
  11. Hi Matt When you are ready to speak to a...

    Hi Matt

    When you are ready to speak to a 1-wire device you notify it by sending·it's unique 64 bit address. If you have only one device then you can use the SkipROM (or SkipNet) code instead of...
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    The·BS2p works·reasonably well with 1-wire devices. You do not need to plug them in one at a time to get their serial numbers. The excellent Searching the 1-Wire Bus Nuts and Volts article (Column...
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    Help file typo

    While reading the editor helpfile about SERIN (and why I can't get my simple serial comm project to work) I noticed that one of the sample code files appears to have an error (see below). I have cut...
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    Hello Mag748 You said you connected the LEDs...

    Hello Mag748

    You said you connected the LEDs from Vdd to Vss without an inline resistor. That results in a virtual short for the LED and will burn out a regular LED. Note: resistors are used to...
  15. Thread: Ds2436

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    I have written some code I believe will work for...

    I have written some code I believe will work for the DS2436. I don't have one of these devices so let me·what happens.·(I've attached the full file that you should be able to run. It runs with dummy...
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    Use of an include file guarantees every slot file...

    Use of an include file guarantees every slot file has the same data since the include file is included by every slot file. Use of an include file is effectively, an automated "Copy and Paste". You...
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    Stamp Editor feature

    Perhaps this has been asked before....

    Can a future upgrade to the Stamp Editor provide an include-file capability?

    I'm doing multi-page programming and am constantly copying the "header"...
  18. Thread: Ds2436

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    I'll look at this tonight at home. Jon Willimas...

    I'll look at this tonight at home.
    Jon Willimas mentioned a couple weeks ago that programming these 1-wire devices is very complicated. These things work but take time.

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  19. Thread: Ds2436

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    The DS2436 registers are in mulitple pages of 32...

    The DS2436 registers are in mulitple pages of 32 bytes per page.
    Page 4 registers contain the conversion and status control for temp and voltage. From the pdf spec guide the following memory...
  20. Thread: Ds2436

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    I am a beginner with 1-wire technology myself. I...

    I am a beginner with 1-wire technology myself. I have programmed a number of 1-wire circuits on my BS2p PRO board and been successful with temperature, memory and RTC. I have not been successful with...
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    I would expect you could ask at the Meade...

    I would expect you could ask at the Meade Autostar group. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Meade_Autostar/
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    The Autostar is a lot like my SkySensor 2000 GoTo computer. I believe the output to the...
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    The spec sheet for this device states: ...

    The spec sheet for this device states:

    Consumes Less than 500nA in Battery-Backup Mode with Oscillator Running
    I would interpret this to mean the oscillator is running in back-up mode.
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    Thanks Jon Your opinion is valued. History...

    Thanks Jon

    Your opinion is valued. History provides good lessons.



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    Thanks Jon. I wasn't suggesting your code didn't...

    Thanks Jon. I wasn't suggesting your code didn't work in general. All I know is things do not work for me. There are a multitude of differences between my configuration and yours. I'm just trying to...
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    BS2p 1-wire device bug?

    I wrote on·Aug 8 about my BS2p24 not communicating with a DS2450. There were 31 readers but no responses to that post. (Very few actual post in this forum have 0 responses.)
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    Has anyone been...
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