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Programming and Customizing the Basic Stamp

ISBN-10: 0071371923
ISBN-13: 9780071371926
Edition: 2nd 2001 (Revised)
Authors: Scott Edwards
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Book details

List price: $42.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 3/21/2001
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 334
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.278
Language: English

Introduction
Requirements
Microcontrollers
Programming Fundamentals
Programming Languages
The BASIC Programming Language
Introducing the BASIC Stamps
What is a BASIC Stamp?
Stamp Hardware: Overview
Stamp Hardware: Detailed Tour
PBASIC Interpreter Chip (U1)
Program Memory (U2)
Programming Connection
Power Supply (U4)
Reset Circuit (U3)
Special Features of the BS2-SX and BS2-E
Choosing a Stamp to Start On
The Future of the Stamps
Stamp-Specific and Stamp-Friendly Kits and Accessories
Robots
Stamp Peripherals
Electronic Foundations
Electricity
Batteries and Circuits
Resistance
Electrical Properties, Measurements, and Units
Ohm's Law: a Quick Preview
Electronic Components and Symbols
Batteries and Power Supplies
Resistors
Potentiometers ("Pots")
Capacitors
Diodes and LEDs
Transistors
Integrated Circuits
Other Components
Combining Symbols into Schematics
Building Electronic Circuits
Plug-in Prototyping Boards
Crimp Connectors
Wire Wrapping
Soldering
Printed Circuit Boards
Tools and Test Equipment
Summary of Construction Techniques
Getting Started with Stamps
What You'll Need
Connecting the Stamp Hardware
Installing and Starting the Stamp Software
Configuring the Stamp Software
Initial Checkout: Hello World
Installing the Program Examples
Understanding the Program Process
Where Do I Go from Here?
BASIC Stamp Boot Camp, Part 1
Variables: Storage Spaces for Numbers
Variables Have Fixed Sizes
Name Those Variables
Constants are Unchanging Values
Summary
Labels, Gotos and Loops
For...Next, Another Kind of Loop
Getting in Step
Making Decisions with If...Then
Combining If...Then Conditions
Multiple Possibilities with Branch
Looking Up Values from a List
Another Look at a List: Lookdown
Create Your Own Instructions with Gosub
Passing Data to Subroutines
At Ease! End of Boot Camp Part 1
BASIC Stamp Boot Camp, Part 2
Seeing the World through an Input
Where Does Input Come From?
Changing the World through an Output
Deeper Meanings of "Input" and "Output"
Output Bit
Direction Bit
Input Bit
Summing up the I/O Trio
Variations on an LED Blinker
Controlling the LED Blinker
Final Example: Dial-controlled Timer
Comments
Formatting
The Timer Programs
Boot Camp Graduation
Magic Message Machine
Persistence of Vision (POV)
Putting POV to Work
A Different Spin on POV
Initial Experiments with POV
Displaying a Text Message
Modifications and Photography
Parts List
Intelligent Traffic Signal Simulation: BS1
Traffic School
Stoplight Circuit
Construction and Modifications
Parts List
Robotic Bug with Whisker Sensors: BS1
Motors, Ready-to-roll
Modifying Servos to Drive Wheels
Building and Programming the Robot
Adding Collision-detection Sensors
Modifications and Improvements
Parts List
Time/Temperature Display: BS1
Keeping Time
Measuring Temperature
ADC0831 Analog-to-digital Converter
2x16 Serial LCD Module
All Together Now
Parts List
Data-Logging Thermometer: BS2
Getting Peripherals on the Bus
Different Bus Widths
Programming for the Serial Bus
A Synchronous-serial Thermometer
BS2-based Temperature Logger
Summary
Parts List
Worldwide Remote Control with C2TERM: BS2
Asynchronous Serial Communication
Serial Timing and Framing
Serial Parameters
Bit Rate (Baud)
Parity
Data Bits
Stop Bits
A Serial Frame
RS-232 Serial Signals
Serial Communication by Modem
X-10 Appliance Control
C2TERM
Initial X-10 checkout
Modem Checkout
Display and Button Checkout
Complete C2TERM Application
Going Further
Parts List
Short-Range Sonar: BS2
Sonar Principles
Frequency and Wavelength
The Sonar Circuitry
Construction Notes
The Sonar Program
Just for Fun--the "Sonamin"
Going Further
Parts List
Other Components
Network Terminal with Keypad and Display: BS2
Alphanumeric LCD Modules
Cursor Positioning
Keypad Interface
Stand-alone LCD/keypad demo
RS-485 Networking
RS-485 Interface
Limitations of the Demo Application
The Network Terminal
Parts List
Using the Powerful BS2-SX
SX-Powered Stamp
Speed: More Than Just Fast
Scratchpad Memory: Flexible Temporary Storage
Multiple Programs: Multiple Personalities
Practical Examples of BS2-SX Programming
Moving Between Programs
Variables and Scratchpad RAM
Navigating Inside Programs
Backing Up Your Variables
Charge-Transfer Capacitance Sensing (BS2-SX)
Measuring Capacitance
The Change-Transfer Technique
Implementing Charge Transfer with the BS2-SX
Charge-Transfer Mechanics
Calibration and Interpolation
Using the Charge-Transfer Project
Other Applications of Charge Transfer
Appendices
BASIC Stamp Quick Reference Guides
BASIC Stamp 1 Language Reference
Program Memory (EEPROM)
Data Memory (RAM)
Input/Output (I/O)
Math and Logic (Let)
Instruction Summary
BASIC Stamp 2 Language Reference
Program Memory (EEPROM)
Data Memory (RAM)
Input/Output (I/O)
Math and Logic
Instruction Summary
Numeric Conversion Options for Serin
String Collection and Sequence Matching Options for Serin
Options for Serout
BASIC Stamp 2-SX and -E Language Reference
Program Memory (EEPROM)
Data Memory (RAM)
Scratchpad Memory (RAM)
Input/Output (I/O)
Math and Logic
Instruction Summary
Numeric Conversion Options for Serin
String Collection and Sequence Matching Options for Serin
Options for Serout
Numbering Systems, Integer Math, and Boolean Logic
Numbering Systems
Digits, Weights, and Significance
Conversions
Numbers as Text and Text as Numbers
Math with Fixed-size Integers
Negative Numbers
Boolean Logic
So what?
Summary
Electronic Calculations and Stamp-Related Circuits
Ohm's Law calculations
Resistances in Series and Parallel
Resistances in Series
Resistances in Parallel
Rules of Thumb and Shortcuts
Calculations with Rtotal
Circuits with Resistors in Series and Parallel
Series Resistors as a Voltage Divider
Potentiometers as Adjustable Voltage Dividers
Digital Switch Input
Switches in the Real World
Why are Pullups Preferred?
LED Output
Switching Bigger Loads with Transistors
Calculating Resistor-capacitor (RC) Timing
Using an External Voltage Regulator
Building an Efficient Switching Power Supply
Why Bother?
Bug-Hunting Guide
Sources for Electronic Components
Component Sources
Suggested Reading
Glossary
Index

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