FlashFly Wireless Programming Kit

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$47.99
Product ID 28183
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$47.99

Overview

Would you like to program your Basic Stamp without any wires? Well now you can, it's fast, it's easy and it's a lot of fun! FlashFly is an innovative system that allows a user to remotely download BASIC Stamp programs to Parallax’s Stamp modules or interpreter chips. FlashFly’s wireless capabilities, in coordination with common Series 1 XBee modules, will allow a user with a BASIC Stamp mobile robot or stationary platform to modify his or her program remotely. Keep in mind that this system also works with other Micros too. Using the Base, Remote, and RS-232 Modules you have a generic, sleek, and small platform for wirelessly transmitting data. Plus with these three modules, they also double as an extra USB to RS-232 Converter and an XBee explorer regulated board too. It's an all in one great package for a terrific price!Therefore, individuals who have mobile robots, sprinkler systems, weather stations, alarm systems, or any other remote or fixed controller board with a BASIC Stamp core will benefit from the FlashFly system because wirelessly downloading a program change is now achievable and easy. FlashFly eliminates the tedious task of having to connect a robot or a fixed platform to a computer before any programming changes can be made. FlashFly also enriches a user’s learning experience by providing instant feedback data to the DEBUG terminal screen, which allows a user to evaluate his or her program flow and I/O data wirelessly. FlashFly can also be used in conjunction with other microprocessor platforms to transmit data wirelessly. 

Details

Base Module Features:

  • Power requirements: comes from the computer USB port
  • On board 3.3V regulator for XBee Module
  • Operating temperature: -40 to +185F (-40 to 85 C)
  • Dimensions: 1.13” wide by 1.83” long (with header)
  • Four status indicator LEDs for Power, RSSI, RX, and TX
  • Converts XBee 2mm pin spacing to 0.100” pin spacing
  • Provides easy pluggable wire or solder connections for XBee I/O
  • When used with an RS-232 adapter board, this will function as an extra USB to RS-232 COMM port adapter  (TX,RX,DTR)
  • Partially assembled kit for flexible configuration
  • Works with the FlashFly Remote module
  • Can work as a transceiver for communication with other XBee systems
  • Will support XBee or XBee Pro Modules (Series 1 is required for the FlashFly system)  

Remote Module Features:

  • Power requirements: 5.0 to 5.5 Vdc
  • On board 3.3V regulator for XBee Module
  • Operating Temperature: -40 to +185F (-40 to 85 C)
  • Dimensions: 1.13” wide by 1.83” long (with header)Four status indicator LEDs for Power, RSSI, RX, and TX
  • Converts XBee 2mm pin spacing to 0.100” pin spacing
  • Provides easy pluggable wire or solder connections for XBee I/O
  • Partially assembled kit for flexible configuration
  • Works with the FlashFly RS-232 adapter board or the USB Stamp adapter board
  • Can work as a transceiver for other communication with other XBee systems
  • Will support XBee or XBee Pro Modules (Series 1 is required for the FlashFly system)    

USB Stamp Adapter Features:

  • Power requirements: 5.0 to 12.0 Vdc (Vin)
  • Operating temperature: -40 to +185F (-40 to 85 C)
  • Dimensions: 0.860" wide by 1.385" long
  • On-board 5.0V regulator
  • Status indicator LEDs for power on
  • Works with FlashFly Remote Module

Required Tools:  

  • Soldering iron (always wear safety glasses when soldering)
  • Solder (some soldering experience required)  
  • Flux

Downloads & Documentation

Download Details More Info
XBee PRO Configuration Profiles for FlashFly - 772 bytes | updated: 24 Sep 2012 - 8:55 am
FlashFly Base Module User Manual - 803.46 KB | updated: 24 Sep 2012 - 8:52 am
FlashFly Remote Module User Manual - 877.19 KB | updated: 24 Sep 2012 - 8:53 am
XBee Configuration Profiles for FlashFly - 752 bytes | updated: 24 Sep 2012 - 8:56 am

Additional Resources