Week #5: (10/5-10/9) BoeBot #1

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Week #5: (10/5-10/9) BoeBot #1

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PLEASE NOTE: Monday, 10/12, is Columbus Day and there are no classes at STCC on that day. Tuesday, 10/13, is following a Monday schedule, so all Monday classes will meet on Tuesday. Tuesday classes are cancelled for the week. Those of you in the Tuesday lab WILL NOT have EET-101L lab on Tuesday of that week. Thursday afternoon & Thursday Evening labs WILL meet as usual that week. STCC Classes scheduled on Wednesday through Friday are as regularly scheduled.

This week we begin the discussion of our BoeBots. You should have received a spiral bound manual with the kit. Documentation in pdf form for the BoeBot can be found on the CSET Forums here, in our Blackboard area here or on the Parallax website itself.

The Basics Stamp Editor can be installed on your own computer using this link from Parallax: Windows


This first week will be an overview of the BoeBot, the software and communication and then discuss the LEDs and Servo Motors.

HOMEWORK: A standing homework assignment throughout the course is to answer each of the Questions and do the Execises and Projects at the end of each chapter.

For an introduction, we'll look at this link on How Does a Microcontoller Work/What is a Microcontroller?? Some of the devices mentioned are a bit dated, but the overall presentation of Microcontrollers (aka embedded controllers) is still applicable.

We will discuss the importance of the BS2 and PBASIC directive statements for each program and then looked at the memory map to see that comment lines did not add to the program size downloaded to the Basic Stamp.

We'll discuss a bit about the LED circuits and servo motor operation as presented in Chapter 2 of the text.
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