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Expanded support for Arduino Zeros

Expanded support for Arduino Zeros

Posted on 15th Oct 2019

The Arduino Zero is the first platform we have supported that has many (more than we knew of) PCBs with the same CPU setup. So we had to make some additions to our BASICtools. We added the ability to support multiple board types for a CPU, and give the user an option to select that. Follow this link to support BASIC on you Arduino Zero.

FREE BASIC for Arduino Zero

FREE BASIC for Arduino Zero

Posted on 7th Oct 2019

Our Kickstarter project to bring our BASIC to the Arduino Zero family of boards met its goal. Thank you all. This is a free download for evaluation, personal or educational use. Commercial licenses to include our firmware in you product start at $500. Read more to install BASIC for Arduino Zeros.

Support for complex BASIC programs

Support for complex BASIC programs

Posted on 3rd Oct 2019

BASICtools has always used a version of the C pre-processor. That allows you to #include other files, and that has always been used for definitions of hardware registers. As programs grow it is good to break up files into manageable and often reusable pieces. A feature of our MakeItC has always allowed searching of all files included in a project. That feature now exists in the latest BASICtools.

One week left in Kickstarter

One week left in Kickstarter

Posted on 1st Oct 2019

Our goal in Kickstarter has been met, but we are still looking for your support. This project will bring our BASIC to Arduino Zero boards. Take a peak at the campaign.

Snow in the sierra, time to finish the WiFi thermostat

Snow in the sierra, time to finish the WiFi thermostat

Posted on 26th Sep 2019

Well snow fell last week up high, and will fall again this weekend at the lake (Tahoe). So it's time for me to finish my long running thermostat project. This will use an ARM stamp along with an ESP8266. WiFi connectivity to at least gather data on the heating system, and could be used to do a Nest replacement.

Kickstart BASIC for Arduino Zero's

Kickstart BASIC for Arduino Zero's

Posted on 6th Sep 2019

We've been OK'd for a Kickstarter project to bring our BASIC to the Arduino Zero family of boards. Kickstarter page, so check it out, we have a range of rewards available, most will bundle a Zero board with our BASIC. But you can also be part of the beta testers if you have an existing board, and get a copy of the firmware.