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Almost ready for next Kickstarter

Almost ready for next Kickstarter

Posted on 28th Aug 2019

About this time two years ago we ran a KickStarter campaign to launch the ARMstamp. That ARM stamp campaign was successful and is available at our webstore.. So now its time to do it again. This is a software download, but we will be bundling with a variety of MKR Zero boards for Kickstarter re...

SWdebug for MKRzeros

SWdebug for MKRzeros

Posted on 15th Aug 2019

While debugging our BASIC on MKRzero style boards, I was able to brick a couple of them before figuring out all the proper procedures. So to fix that the stock MKRzero needed a pogo pin (spring loaded) connection to a JTAG connection. So just got back my 2nd KiCAD project. This one was quite sim...

Blockly for the BASIC language

Blockly for the BASIC language

Posted on 7th Aug 2019

A little while back I asked Miguel Wisintainer whether one of his students at Universidade Regional de Blumenau Brazil would be interested in developing a Blockly code generator for our BASIC on ARM CPUs. Well I got some emails earlier this week with some initial screen shots. Yes this is a tease...

NXP IAP calls from BASIC

NXP IAP calls from BASIC

Posted on 16th Jul 2019

IAP calls or In Application Programming, gives access to a number of ROM routines to write flash, enable low power modes, get device IDs and other operations. With the inline Assembly capability of BASIC, it is easy to make these calls.

User Community adds updates

User Community adds updates

Posted on 5th Jul 2019

Happy 5th of July to everyone. And thanks to the community of users there is a new update to BASIC tools, IDE and examples. They have been using mbed LPC1768 devices, and while the compiler supported this device, the examples and libraries were out of date. And thanks to Tod and Ol'zeke those have been updated.

Building a logic probe

Building a logic probe

Posted on 19th Jun 2019

In my early days as an engineer, I was working at HP and while I had a $5000 scope on my desk, I found that for quick debugging of some logic problems, a logic probe was a great tool. HP sold one and they seem to still be available. It was a nice handheld design and would show the high or low state...