- Series: TAB Microcontrollers S.
- Hardcover: 284 pages
- Publisher: McGraw-Hill (March 1, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0079136834
- ISBN-13: 978-0079136831
- Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.2 x 9.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 16 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,173,180 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Programming and Customizing the Basic Stamp Computer (TAB Microcontrollers S.) Hardcover – March 1, 1998
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Build smart electronics projects with the inexpensive, simple-to-use, surprisingly powerful basic stamp. 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. This guide 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. Written by the original author of the widely read "Stamp Applications" column for Nuts & Bolts magazine, Programming and Customizing the BASIC Stamp Computer offers you: a primer on basic electronics--including reading schematics, identifying components, and constructing prototypes; thorough yet accessible coverage of both BASIC Stamp I and II--from reading and understanding BASIC programs, to PBASIC toolboxes, to detailed applications; BASIC Stamp Quick Reference Guide; 12 complete projects that demonstrate various BASIC Stamp applications and allow you to put your new knowledge to work; an accompanying CD that provides all the software tools you need to begin developing PIC applications on your own. With the range of skills you'll develop using this guide, you'll see why it can be easier to build sophisticated projects with microcontrollers than with conventional electronic parts--and even more fun!
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It would have been a much better book if the author dedicated more time explaining all the commands and what they do, instead of putting so many examples which are hard to understand without this knowledge.
From this, the user is give more detail on the Stamp (including how to build programmer cables) followed by "Boot Camp": an introduction to programming the Stamp and basic I/O. Scott spends equal time on the BS1 and BS2 and notes differences between the two.
My only disappointment with the book is while he introduces the more advanced I/O functions ("DEBUG", "SERIN", "SEROUT" and "BUTTON") in the example projects and appendices, he doesn't explicity explain them or give hints based on his experience.
The majority of the book is dedicated to the twelve projects presented in the book and this is where the reader will learn the most abo! ! ut the Stamp. The projects focus on interfacing to other devices and this is where the book really shines. LCD (not surprisingly), RS-232 Serial, Keypad, Servo, temperature probe and an Ultrasonic (!) interfaces caught my eye.
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First the CD does not include anything really new you can download free and...Read more