The BASIC Stamp 2 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.
It's amazing what you can accomplish with this well-proven microcontroller and its simple language. All vital components (processor, clock source, memory, power regulator) are provided on the BS2's tiny PCB; just connect power and go. Projects needing small, permanent soldering area for circuitry may benefit from combining the BS2-IC with the BASIC Stamp 2 Carrier Board or the Super Carrier Board.
The BS2-IC is widely used in educational, hobby, and industrial applications and is recommended for first-time BASIC Stamp users because of plentiful resources (documentation, source code, and customer projects) that are available online and in print.
BASIC Stamp 2 Module Features
- Processor Speed: 20 MHz
- Program Execution Speed: ~4,000 PBASIC instructions/sec.
- RAM Size: 32 Bytes (6 I/O, 26 Variable)
- EEPROM (Program) Size: 2 KBytes; ~500 PBASIC instructions
- Number of I/O Pins: 16, +2 dedicated serial
- Current Draw @ 5V DC: 3mA Run, 50 μA Sleep
- Source/Sink Current per I/O: 20 mA / 25 mA
- Source/Sink Current per unit: 40 mA / 50 mA per 8 I/O pins
- 42 PBASIC Commands
- Package: 24-pin DIP
- Power Requirements: 5.5V to 15V DC (Vin), or 5V DC (Vdd)
- Communication: Serial (9600 baud for programming)
- Dimensions: 1.20 × 0.63 × 0.15 inches (30.0 × 16.0 × 3.81 mm)
- Operating Temperature: -40 to +185 °F (-40 to +85 °C)
BASIC Stamp Overview A BASIC Stamp microcontroller is a single-board computer that runs the PBASIC language interpreter in its firmware. Your code is stored in an EEPROM, which can also be used for data storage. The PBASIC language has easy-to-use commands for basic I/O, like turning devices on or off, interfacing with sensors, etc. More advanced commands let BASIC Stamp modules interface with other integrated circuits, communicate with each other, and operate in networks.
BASIC Stamp 2 Module Resources