The BASIC Stamp 2 module serves as the brains inside of electronics projects and applications that require a programmable microcontroller. It is able to control and monitor timers, keypads, motors, sensors, switches, relays, lights, and more. Programming is performed in an easy-to-learn language called PBASIC, which is detailed in the starter kit that includes the BASIC Stamp 2, the BASIC Stamp Discovery Kit.
The BS2-IC is widely used in educational, hobby, and industrial applications. Plentiful resources including documentation, source code, and customer projects are available online and in print.
Note: If you are new to electronics and programming, we recommend starting with the BASIC Stamp Discovery Kit, an excellent introductory kit that comes with everything you need to get started with BASIC Stamp programming and electronics, including a BASIC Stamp 2 module, two printed booklets, and all the basic electronics components necessary to build dozens of fun projects.
To get started with the BASIC stamp you will need the following:
|Size:||1.2" x 0.6" x 0.4"|
|Processor:||Microchip PIC16C57C @ 20 MHz|
|RAM size:||32 bytes1|
|Program memory size:||2 Kbytes2|
|User I/O lines:||183|
|Max current on a single I/O:||20 mA4|
|Minimum operating voltage:||5 V|
|Maximum operating voltage:||15 V|
|Reverse voltage protection?:||Y|
|External programmer required?:||N5|
|Program execution speed:||~4,000 instructions/second|
|Supply current:||3 mA6|