Blockly for the BASIC language
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
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
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have been using mbed LPC1768 devices, and while the compiler supported this device, the examples and libraries were out of date.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
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...
Compile C on BASIC firmware setup
7th May 2019
When we ported BASIC to the Pokitto, we wanted to be able to support both C and BASIC program development and allow users to easily switch back and forth. To do that we modified our C IDE to be able to use the BASIC firmware for setup and a number of firmware built in routines.
800dip - its a wrap
18th Apr 2019
posted by Ol'zeke
I was really intrigued by the NXP LPC800-DIP product. The fact that it came in an 8051 40pin DIP formfactor (FF) got me hooked. I had purchased two 8051 dev boards and acquired 3 OEM boards through out the years. The 8051 is/was a workhorse. I noticed some (PS2)keyboard to ascii products that use a smaller version [pin count] of the 8051.