[PD] Embedd Pure Data in BASIC Stamp?

Martin Peach martin.peach at sympatico.ca
Fri Apr 10 18:25:50 CEST 2009

Adityo Pratomo wrote:
> Hi there everybody
> I just founded out that I have a BASIC Stamp board lying in my house, 
> and I start to think about starting a project that involve this board. 
> But the problem is can Pd actually be embedded in a BASIC Stamp? Or if 
> not, can it be embedded in an ARduino board? I've noticed that there's 
> PdA (Pure Data Anywhere). Can this be used for my project?

Both the Stamp and the Arduino have insufficient program memory to run 
Pd, even with no gui. They are best suited for I/O with a serial 
connection to Pd via [comport].
Also the Stamp can't wait for serial input while doing some other task, 
so it works better as an input device.
The Stamp is much slower than the Arduino since it must interpret Basic 
tokens at runtime while the Arduino directly executes the machine code 
resulting from compiling a higher level language.

So if your project involves something like reading sensors or activating 
motors or lights, they are both good for that, whether or not you have 
some higher level of control or display implemented on a desktop/laptop.


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