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 rewards. Pictured is the uChip from Itaca (we think it's cute).
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...
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...
One of our users (Olzeke) found this prototyping board meant for Parallax's BASIC Stamp. It breaks out the 24 Stamp pins to through hole pins. Makes soldering easy. The ARMstamp inner 24 pins are compatible with this board. You can buy these prototyping blank PCBs from a Canadian supplier PCBoard.ca for $1.95 each.
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.