What's a Microcontroller? Text

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This beginner-level 300+ page PDF tutorial introduces BASIC Stamp microcontroller programming and electronics in a step-by-step fashion.

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28123-Whats-a-Micro-v3.0.pdf4.97 MBTue, 2012-09-25 17:46
28123-Whats-a-Micro-v2.2.zip5.24 MBTue, 2012-09-25 17:46

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The activites in this text use the BASIC Stamp 2 microcontroller module on a Board of Education, or a BASIC Stamp HomeWork Board.  It is included in the BASIC Stamp Activity Kits and BASIC Stamp Discovery Kits.

Version 3.0

  • The cadmium-sulfide photoresistor was replaced with an RoHS compliant phototransistor for all light-sensing activities, requiring re-writes of Chapters 7 and 10.
  • Chapter 4 includes improved servo control activities and illustrations.
  • The Setup and Testing instructions from Chapter 1, and the Troubleshooting from the appendix have been moved to the BASIC Stamp Editor Help file.
  • The Parallax CD is no longer included.
  • Chapter 10 has been redesigned with a new final project prototype.

Version 2.2

This version uses a cadmium-sulfide photoresistor for all light-sensing activities.  The zip archive for this older version includes an errata document and one BASIC Stamp example program cited as a free download in the text.