[simpits-chat] Solved one mystery!

Brian Sikkema hangr18 at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 4 12:45:01 PST 2003

Perhaps, but then I'd REALLY need some help. I started down the road I'm on
because I've got a proven design to work with. Some circuit changes and some
program modifications, but overall I know it all works. Something like this
would mean I would essentially have to start from the ground up, and I have
really no experience with PICs.

But perhaps if I whip together an outline of what I need this puppy to do,
someone would be willing to give me a hand... I'm all for cheaper, no doubt
about that! :)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stig Joergensen" <stig.joergensen at clearsky.dk>
To: "Non-tech or other tech related messages for Simpits"
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Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2003 12:27 PM
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Go for a PIC instead, much cheaper



-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Sikkema [mailto:hangr18 at hotmail.com]
Sent: 4. november 2003 17:33
To: simpits chat
Subject: [simpits-chat] Solved one mystery!

Poking around on the Parallax site, I figured out the mystery of the
pinouts. Taking a look at this picture it becomes obvious:

This is of the Basic Stamp II OEM - The 17th Pin is labeled P12, as
numbering starts at 0 and after Vdd, Vss, Vin and RES. So it all makes
sense now! :)

The really nice part is I found out I can buy the components to MAKE a
basic stamp, rather than getting a complete one. This will actually make
it cheaper, as I don't need some things that are on the actual stamp -
most notably a 5V regulator - because I've already got one in the
circuit for the accellerometer. I've still got to add up all the total
costs, and I'm still seeing what I can get for free as samples (right
now I'm getting at least 3 seperate components for free ;), but I should
be able to make this whole thing for quite cheap! :)


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