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For anyone experimenting with Basic Stamp in linux, I've slapped together a few mods on one of the program's on Parallax's website to support BASIC Stamp 2.5. I'm still looking at the license to make sure it's okay to distribute it, but if you need it in the meantime, it's here.
I'm relatively certain the open source stuff in it is either public domain, or intended to be for public use and modification and redistribution, and I know the tokenizer is closed source, but freely distributable, but there's no license on the stampbc code at all that I can find, so I'm trying to find the author to clarify.

If it's not meant to be modified and redistributed, I'll pull it.


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May. 10th, 2005 11:54 pm (UTC)
BS2 Debugging output
Works great but I am not sure how to get debug statements to output...
any suggestions?
May. 11th, 2005 01:08 am (UTC)
Re: BS2 Debugging output
I just open it in minicom at 9600,n,8,1 with no flow control.
May. 12th, 2005 09:01 pm (UTC)
Re: BS2 Debugging output
I was not able to get output from minicom... perhaps I do
not have it setup right. How did you run minicom at the command prompt?
How do you specify "9600,n,8,1 with no flow control".
I appear to be running minicom 2.0

I was able to get output using the "cat /dev/ttyS0" command after finding this posting on Parallax's site:

But I am still interested in your minicom method though...
May. 12th, 2005 09:22 pm (UTC)
Re: BS2 Debugging output
Just read the documentation for minicom. It's just a terminal program. The basic stamp 2 sends debug output as standard serial output at 9600 baud.
It also takes debug input at 9600 baud, so you can upload a fully interactive program into the BS2 and use a program like minicom to communicate with it interactively.
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