Basic Stamp Professional Development Board

WhitWhit Posts: 3,970
Is there still a Basic Stamp Professional Development Board? I could not find it on the site.

Don't tell me I missed getting one!
Whit+

"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
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  • JonnyMacJonnyMac Posts: 6,090
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    The part # is 28138 -- I couldn't find it either. Sad, I love that board (I had a hand in its design, so I'm biased). I developed a lot of BASIC Stamp and SX-based products on the PDB. Thankfully, I still have mine.
    Jon McPhalen
    Hollywood, CA
    It's Jon or JonnyMac -- please do not call me Jonny.
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 10,323
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Infernal Machine
  • NWCCTVNWCCTV Posts: 3,629
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    It looks like you missed out. Several months ago I had one in the classifieds. @sapphire snatched it up along with a BS2, a ServoPAL and a FREE Stellaris board!!! I decided to part with it since I have moved on to the Prop and do very little with Stamps nowadays,
    Andy North

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  • WhitWhit Posts: 3,970
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Thanks everyone for the replies! You snooze you lose - I guess!

    Like erco - in the thread that Publison posted - I am on the hunt!

    Remember the old ad that Parallax had for the Professional Development Board - "The One You Really Want!" Should have gotten one then - cause it was the one I really wanted. Seemed too expensive then for a beginner. I don't know that much more know - I'm just WAY more obsessed! Ha! ;-)

    Thanks for the info JonnyMac and NWCCTV.
    Whit+

    "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
  • ratronicratronic Posts: 1,451
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Whit I have one I haven't I used in years - I sent you a personal message. I hope you like my offer, I think it is just the right price.
    Fix it, if it ain't broke! .......... D Rat .......... Dave ..........
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 10,323
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I have one going to Whit tomorrow. We have been PM'ing.
    Infernal Machine
  • ratronicratronic Posts: 1,451
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Ok sounds like Whit is setup then!
    Fix it, if it ain't broke! .......... D Rat .......... Dave ..........
  • WhitWhit Posts: 3,970
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Hey all! I cannot believe how kind everyone here is! I have received many kind offers of help and am all set thanks to Jim. These Forums are the best!

    Now, I'm off to gather resources from the Parallax site! EXCITED!
    Whit+

    "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 10,323
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Whit,

    My first stop would be the StampWorks page:

    http://www.parallax.com/product/27297

    The full manual, (written by JonnyMac), is available as a PDF. There are some great experiments in there.
    Infernal Machine
  • WhitWhit Posts: 3,970
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    @Publison - got it! and followed the links in the thread from Ken (post by you too) - good stuff there too - Got the code, documentation sheet and schematic!

    Fun stuff...
    Whit+

    "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
  • WhitWhit Posts: 3,970
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I am now the proud owner of a Professional Development Board - #28138 - Rev. D. Thanks so much Jim!

    This board is a beauty!
    Whit+

    "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 10,323
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Happy Stamping, Whit!
    Infernal Machine
  • $WMc%$WMc% Posts: 1,884
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    This makes as much since as a BBQ restaurant dropping all the meat from their menu and offering Oats and smoked Granola!!!
    '
    What are they thinking?
    __Walt McDonald__

    The Truth is out there
    It's not rocket-surgery
    I see why we don't have any water,All of the pipes are full of wires!
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    Not in the Spin Bunch
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  • PublisonPublison Posts: 10,323
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I have to agree with Ken:
    Aww, come on guys! While it's a great kit, it's also maybe 12 years old.

    What you need to understand is that we can't maintain so many kits. When the volume starts to go down and parts become obsolete we have to make some tough decisions. The StampWorks kit remains one of our best, but it was becoming obsolete due to high cost, low volume and - the biggest issue of all - component obsolescence. To continue it would mean you wouldn't have newer products like ActivityBots, GPS modules or whatever else we are producing.

    These kits are certainly out there in distribution and you can still buy them. Worse case I'm sure I could rustle one up from our office.

    Ken Gracey
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    Infernal Machine
  • NWCCTVNWCCTV Posts: 3,629
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I also agree with Ken. What's really great is the current price of the Propeller Professional Development Board. I just bought one today at 40% off!!!! Have been wanting one for a while and my budget and the sale seemed to finally coincide so I bought one along with some other items today!
    Andy North

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  • WhitWhit Posts: 3,970
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    @Walt - some of us just enjoy a bit of rocket surgery!
    Whit+

    "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney
  • $WMc%$WMc% Posts: 1,884
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Whit wrote: »
    @Walt - some of us just enjoy a bit of rocket surgery!
    '
    Yeah....lol
    '
    I have a BSPDB and use it all the time.(It will seat a BS2p40 while most of the other boards will not) (Not to leave out the SXB as well)
    '
    I hate to see this board go.
    __Walt McDonald__

    The Truth is out there
    It's not rocket-surgery
    I see why we don't have any water,All of the pipes are full of wires!
    E=WMc2
    Now with WiFi
    Not in the Spin Bunch
    import RPi.GPIO as GPIO

    ABB M202 certified
    ABB M211 certified
  • MarkDeSouzaMarkDeSouza Posts: 17
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I raised the question about the BS professional development board and Sapphire snatched the last one that was offered on the same post before I even got to it :(.
  • tomcrawfordtomcrawford Posts: 919
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    I raised the question about the BS professional development board and Sapphire snatched the last one that was offered on the same post before I even got to it :(.

    Here's another...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/PARALLAX-StampWorks-Experiment-Kit-/181670166897?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a4c62c171

    Edit: You pay more but get some extra stuff.
    Re-inventing the wheel is not a waste of time if, when you are done, you understand why it is round.
  • GenetixGenetix Posts: 1,262
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    A few retailers still have StampWorks kits which have the Professional Developer Board, Jon Williams excellent StampWorks manual, and everything needed for all but the last experiment which uses a different BS2 module.

    I just did a quick search and saw it at Frys and Abra but this is the best price of all.
    http://www.rpelectronics.com/27297-stampworks-experiment-kit.html
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 10,323
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    The extra stuff is well worth it. Not only does the excellent book deal with all the supplied components, it allows you to use those components in a multitude of final projects.
    Infernal Machine
  • PublisonPublison Posts: 10,323
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down

    Can't believe this is still unsold at $120.00 BIN!
    Infernal Machine
  • 4x5n4x5n Posts: 716
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Publison wrote: »
    I have to agree with Ken:

    ]

    I don't disagree with Ken and certainly think they have a right to discontinue products that are no longer profitable. I am going to repeat a request to anyone from Parallax that may read this is that I wish they would announce when a product will be discontinued a reasonable (for some definition of reasonable) time prior so that those of us that may be on the fence about buying one will have a chance to get one or a backup, etc!
  • GenetixGenetix Posts: 1,262
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    4x5n,

    Parallax discontinued most of the Stamps In Class kits over the last few years but many are still available from resellers.
  • Jen J.Jen J. Posts: 649
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    If you are ever on the fence about a purchase and the item in question displays the hourglass icon on the product page of our store site, know that its time may be limited.

    We use the hourglass icon to mark limited time status for products that are End-Of-Life or considered Pilot Products (new items we are testing out to see if we want to stock them past our initial purchase). Stock quantities are also displayed to give you an idea of how urgent your purchase may need to be. This is a way of making this information available for all site visitors.

    Example limited time product: http://www.parallax.com/product/910-40000a
  • davejamesdavejames Posts: 3,918
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Jen J. wrote: »
    If you are ever on the fence about a purchase and the item in question displays the hourglass icon...

    I would have never noticed that icon unless it had been pointed out to me.
    Well-written documentation requires no explanation.
  • Jen J.Jen J. Posts: 649
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    The goal was to provide a quiet reminder rather than put "End-Of-Life" in the product description. Some customers found that off putting.

    Mission accomplished?
  • 4x5n4x5n Posts: 716
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    Jen J. wrote: »
    The goal was to provide a quiet reminder rather than put "End-Of-Life" in the product description. Some customers found that off putting.

    Mission accomplished?

    Would have been nice if it was announced that the hourglass might be there and what it meant. I know I never noticed it. Interestingly enough I never thought of putting an end of life notice on the same page as the product description. I was thinking more of something along the line of a post in the announcement board of this forum.
  • Chris SavageChris Savage Parallax Engineering Posts: 14,406
    edited February 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    4x5n wrote: »
    Interestingly enough I never thought of putting an end of life notice on the same page as the product description. I was thinking more of something along the line of a post in the announcement board of this forum.

    In all fairness the forums represent only a portion of our customers. Most customers do visit the website though. Since that's where you'd would go for the product it makes more sense to put that information there.
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  • Buck RogersBuck Rogers Posts: 1,352
    edited March 2015 Vote Up0Vote Down
    In all fairness the forums represent only a portion of our customers. Most customers do visit the website though. Since that's where you'd would go for the product it makes more sense to put that information there.

    Hello!
    I agree. I do both. (Visit the website to build a shopping list and sometimes buy stuff, but not directly from the site, typically calling in after finding stuff. Then of course, visiting the forum to kibbitz or post my own issues.)

    For example I needed to obtain these three items, BS1 and a Carrier board and a Programming widget. The Carrier board's purchase was spurred by the notation that it was being discontinued,.

    It became logical to buy the others. I also added to it the four RFID cards to keep company the reader and the others.

    See here http://forums.parallax.com/showthread.php/160612-New-To-here-Device-Friday and the events described there.

    And incidentally JonnyMac your writings on the Stamp1 convinced me to to do that.....
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