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How to make your BS2 say something. Made By Bridger. geting to know the stamp family. The Basic Stamp 2 is the most common microcontroller that you should buy for your basic programming needs. It is not to big and not to small. The Basic Stamp uses a pick microcontroller.

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geting to know the stamp family
geting to know the stamp family

The Basic Stamp 2 is the most common microcontroller that you should buy for your basic programming needs. It is not to big and not to small.

The Basic Stamp uses a pick microcontroller.

The Basic Stamps can only execute one thing at a time that means that you can send info to a lcd, but it will not record data at the same time. To do that you will knead a microcontroller like the Propeller witch can do up to 8 at the same time. We will go in to that latter.

For this tutorial we will be using the Basic Stamps 2

how to say something in the debug screen
How to say something in the debug screen

How to show things on your debug screen.

The first thing you have to do is click on what stamp you are using weather it is the Basic Stamp 1 or the Basic Stamp xp.

Then you will have to click on the code type, whether it is 1.0, 1.5, 2.5. please see the picture below for help

 Now it is just as simple as putting the code below this.

First you have to tell the Basic Stamp what we want to say.

To day we are going to say HELLO WORLD!!!!

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simply put the word debug on the screen then cls. This should have a space between the two.

Your screen should look like figure 1. Debug in blue and cls in light purple.

Then put a coma after cls then space.

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Now that you have successfully configured your BS2 to display info on the debug terminal, we can now put what we want it to say.

Now put a " after the coma this will tell the BS2 that this will be the text that it will have to display. 

Now it is just as simple as putting your text in. In this case we are going to say HELLO WORLD!!!!. 

Now just put your text in, making sure that this symbol " is in front of it. Then after your written what you want to say you then knead to put the same symbol that we used be for after the text. 

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Your screen should now look like this.

Now it is time to upload your code to the BS2. 

uploading the code
Uploading the code

Uploading code is easier than it sounds. It is just as easy as downloading a song off iTunes.

The first thing you knead to do is specify if your board requires a usb or serial port. Figure 1.5 is what usb looks like and the cable you will knead.  Figure 2 shows the board plug and the cable.

figure 1.5                                      figure 2

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If you do not have a serial connection and your board is not usb compatible then you will have to buy on of these.

please look at figure 2.5

After you have connected your cable to your computer, now plug a 9 volt battery in to the 9 volt battery clip. shown in figure 3.

Now all you have to do is click the run button witch looks like a play button in the programing terminal. You can click ctrl + R or the button as shown in figure 3.5. 

figure 3.5                       figure 3                           figure 2.5

almost done
Almost done!!!

Now when you click the run button, you should get two screens that pull up.

The first one is the upload bar, this stays then closes when your program is uploading. please look at figure 4 for this.

Then the next page you will get is the debug screen. This is a blue screen that will come up after the upload screen. please look right below this text.

figure 4

your done
YOUR DONE

Congratulations you just learned how to make a BS2 talk on the debug screen. Your screen should now look like this.

thanks
Thanks

Thanks for watching.

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