[PD] controlling robots/printers w/ PD

Marc Lavallée marc at hacklava.net
Sun Mar 27 21:58:08 CEST 2005

Le 27 Mars 2005 11:21, Ian Smith-Heisters a écrit :
> But I do think Stamp BASIC is easier than assembler, though I've only
> seen Stamp BASIC, never tried it.

Although using BASIC might be easier for some people, I agree with Mathieu 
that it is not always the case, especially with a little bit of programming 
or scripting experience. A BASIC stamp is a hobbyist microcontroler, and 
there's a couple of things to know about BASIC stamps compared to PICs:
- A BASIC stamp is a PIC with a BASIC interpreter.
- A PIC can be programmed with C, not only assembler.
- Interpreted BASIC is much slower than assembly or compiled C.
- Assembly and compiled C can do more than interpreted BASIC.
- A BASIC stamp can cost over five times more than a PIC.

About RF communication, I found another solution:


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