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Are there still active Basic stamp users here?

zorgloubzorgloub Posts: 3
edited 2022-01-20 13:09 in BASIC Stamp

Hello to the Community.
After a few years dedicated to Basic Picaxe, I'm back to do some programs on my Basic Stamp2sx test interface.

Are there still active Basic stamp users here?

Sincerely

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  • hi, here is another fan of the basic stamp.

  • The Basic stamp is quite easy to use and there are plenty of accys. and programming out there for it. I like the BS2 Oem dip package, its cheaper than the modules.

  • And I am still here. Just restarted a few projects. Needed to use the TI83Plus Calculator program idea to make sure the things were still working.
    FYI: In an earlier incarnation behind this forum, the Yahoo Groups collection was available with one individual's request for help regarding how to connect his Stamp2 and his TI83Plus. He received help from an unlikely source, it was the individual behind Small Robots who provided both a Stamp2 program and programs for the calculator. One of us translated that Stamp2 program into a Stamp1 program for me. That was @JonnyMac also known as @"Jon Williams" .

  • ...yup, still here; BS2 and BS2pe.

  • ercoerco Posts: 20,242

    We are here!

  • Aaahhhhh, I'm glad to see that there are still lovers of these Basic Stamps :)) <3
    Years ago I regularly "played" with the BStamp2sx.
    I then switched to the Picaxes... much cheaper!
    But having the PicBasic Pro Compiler, I currently return to the Stamp to program the final project in a PIC.

    A small question to the specialists: Is it possible to copy the debug values appearing in the terminal? (to then use it in Excel for example).
    I don't see a "Copy" button and right clicking on a selection doesn't work

    Thanks to the enthusiasts.

  • @zorgloub said:
    Aaahhhhh, I'm glad to see that there are still lovers of these Basic Stamps :)) <3
    Years ago I regularly "played" with the BStamp2sx.
    I then switched to the Picaxes... much cheaper!
    But having the PicBasic Pro Compiler, I currently return to the Stamp to program the final project in a PIC.

    A small question to the specialists: Is it possible to copy the debug values appearing in the terminal? (to then use it in Excel for example).
    I don't see a "Copy" button and right clicking on a selection doesn't work

    Thanks to the enthusiasts.

    Hello!
    There is, (or perhaps was) a program that enabled Excel to capture data delivered to it in serial format from originally a BASIC Stamp. And it has since been updated to support Windows 10, and here on this page you will be able to download it. Please remember to read the portions concerning your PLX-DAQ content before downloading it.

    --
    Currently mascot is asleep.

  • I started with the BS2 and have a collection, but I am more into the Propeller since it can do things that the Stamp can't.

    One of my long term projects is to convert items such as the Stamp-in-Class kits to use the Propeller.

    A past engineering supervisor gave me a Parallax-Assembled BS2 OEM Module that supposedly has bad I/O pins but I haven't tested it.
    Someday I will build a Stamp Tester so I can test it.

  • Hi Roger. Thank you for your answer but I am in Win7.
    Hi Genetix, thank you for your answer but it doesn't really answer my question ;)
    I thought I had already succeeded in such data entry with a simple cut/paste (?)
    I may be confusing with another editor from another microcontroller?

  • zorgloub,

    Sorry that I didn't see your question.
    I was using the BS2 under Windows 7 and I have it installed on Windows 10 but haven't tried it with a BS2.

    I also seem to recall being able to copy text as with most programs.

    My Windows 10 computer was cheap but I had forgotten how horribly slow AMD processors can be and now that I have IDEs installed it takes forever to start up.

  • aedford1551aedford1551 Posts: 29
    edited 2023-01-09 04:25

    Revisited my Basic Stamp Homework Board I built this circuit a few years back I just found it . Would like to run the Code but can't locate it
    It has two photosensitive transistors four light emitting diodes and four resistors' Pins P0, P1,P2,P3 and P14 and P15 are activate Does this look familiar to anyone . It is so basic however I can't locate the BS file and just want to run it for memory's sake
    :)
    Sorry It won't allow the image

  • Still using a BS2 for my solar pool heater. Reads the temperature of the solar collectors on the roof, the output of the collectors as it enters the pool and the return water from the pool then decides if the solar heated water will add to the temperature of the pool and opens or closes a diverter valve using a linear actuator. An Red/Green LED indicates whether the solar is heating. LCD screen shows status and temperatures at each digital heat sensor, the status of the valve and whether the pool is being heated. Zigbee sends the data to an old laptop in the house which graphs the temperatures and the status of the valve over time. Has an auto/manual switch and high temperature cutoff if the water gets above an upper temperature limit (I like 87 deg F.) All built into a waterproof box usually used for irrigation controllers (I cut a window in the top so the controls and readout show through an acrylic window.) The BS2 is a great little device. It's been running for almost 20 years, when the pool is closed for the winter it records the outside temperature throughout the fall, winter and spring.

  • @"Buck Rogers" said:
    And I am still here. Just restarted a few projects. Needed to use the TI83Plus Calculator program idea to make sure the things were still working.
    FYI: In an earlier incarnation behind this forum, the Yahoo Groups collection was available with one individual's request for help regarding how to connect his Stamp2 and his TI83Plus. He received help from an unlikely source, it was the individual behind Small Robots who provided both a Stamp2 program and programs for the calculator. One of us translated that Stamp2 program into a Stamp1 program for me. That was @JonnyMac also known as @"Jon Williams" .

    And I am back. I took a short vacation from using the stamps, but it all works.

    And @"Steve K" why is there a big black cat standing there in front of the collectors?
    Two mascots present.

  • Been toying with the idea of an "Edge format" board with a RP2040 to share a backplane with a P2. In my case it would run MMBasic (interpreter) ....Such a great combo.
    An RP2040+16MB flash, loaded with MMBasic, the remaining 14+MB becomes a virtual drive. :+1:

    Craig

  • I created a P1 Eval-type board (will send it out this week) and am considering doing the same thing for an RPi Pico, though I don't have enough experience with the latter to pull the trigger.

    At Elite we're going to use the JonnyMac to develop new products, so we took our major sub-systems (IR out, IR in, etc) and put them into the P2 Accessory Board format. Along the way I thought it would be nice to use them with the P1 as well. I had once considered putting a FLiP socket on an Edge type board -- and might yet still -- but this is where I'm going to start.

  • Edge type P1 :+1:

    Maybe provide for 2 X Flips?

    Craig

  • Yep! And just finished 3 different clocks using the BS2sx and the DS1302 real-time clock. One is built on an old IBM computer metal disc and includes a second BS2 driving an AY3-8910 sound generator for an hourly chime. The other two are for ham radio which display time in 24hr, 12hr, and UTC time simultaneously. One drives a 4-line LCD display, the other drives three MAX-7219 serial 8-digit multiplex LED displays. Love the BS2 series! Easy to use and very versatile.

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