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Programming and Customizing the Basic Stampby Scott Edwards
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CLASSIC GUIDE TO CUSTOMIZING BASIC STAMP FOR HOBBYISTS AND DESIGNERS
If you want to take advantage of the popular PIC Microcontroller for your electronics projects, but are intimidated by the programming involved, your worries are over. Programming and Customizing the Basic Stamp, Second Edition gives you a comprehensive tutorial on the easy-to-use BASIC Stamp single-board computer, which runs a PIC Microcontroller, and doesn't require you to do any assembly language programming.
This new edition moves you briskly from electronic foundations through BASIC Stamp "Boot Camps" and an intelligent traffic signal simulation to build a robotic bug with whisker sensors, a time/temperature display, and a data-logging thermometer.
Written by Scott Edwards, the original author of the widely read "Stamp Applications" column for Nuts & Volts magazine, this easy-to-follow reference includes a CD that gives you all the IBM- compatible software tools necessary to begin developing Stamp applications.
About the Author
\Scott Edwards (Sierra Vista, AZ) is the owner of Scott Edwards Electronics, a regional electronics distributor that focuses on BASIC Stamp and Microcontroller applications and solutions. In 1996 he started the popular Stamp Applications column in Nuts & Volts magazine which was the inspiration for this book.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction. Chapter 2. Introducing the BASIC Stamps. Chapter 3. Electronic Foundations. Chapter 4. Building Electronic Circuits. Chapter 5. Getting Started with Stamps. Chapter 6. BASIC Stamp Boot Camp, Part 1. Chapter 7. BASIC Stamp Boot Camp, Part 2. Chapter 8. Magic Message Machine. Chapter 9. Intelligent Traffic Signal Simulation: BS1. Chapter 10. Robotic Bug with Whisker Sensors: BS1. Chapter 11. Time/Temperature Display: BS1. Chapter 12. Data-Logging Thermometer: BS2. Chapter 13. Worldwide Remote Control with C2TERM: BS2. Chapter 14. Short-Range Sonar: BS2. Chapter 15. Network Terminal with Keypad and Display: BS2. Chapter 16. Applying the BS2-SX. Chapter 17. Charge-Transfer Capacitance Sensing (BS2-SX). Appendices: A: BASIC Stamp Quick-Reference Guides. B: Numbering Systems, Integer Math, and Boolean Logic. C: Electronic Calculations and Stamp-Related Circuits. D: Bug-Hunting Guide. E: Sources for Electronic Components. F: Suggested Reading. G: Glossary.
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