Chapter 39Using the BASIC Stamp

Since its inception, the Parallax BASIC Stamp has provided the onboard brains for countless robot projects. This thumbprint-sized microcontroller uses BASIC-language commands for instructions and is popular among robot enthusiasts, electronics and computer science instructors, and even design engineers looking for an inexpensive alternative to microprocessor-based systems. The original BASIC Stamp has been greatly enhanced, and new models sport faster speeds, more memory capacity, easier software programming, and additional data lines for interfacing with motors, switches, and other robot parts.

In this chapter, you’ll learn the fundamentals of the BASIC Stamp and how to use it in your robot building. You will ...

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