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33351125 F0845Bf850 Here’s MAKE photo pool member Mr.Bill’s Basic Stamp set up (and tinkering)…My BASIC Stamp bench setup. RS232 that goes to a serial-to-USB adapter connected to the iMac G5, Radio Shack 9V 300mA “battery eliminator” for power, and parts, parts, and more parts. Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.



  1. tmo9d says:

    Your Basic Stamp bench setup should include grounding write strap. Stamps are super sensitive to transients, and at the price point, that static gets expensive. I guess that’s the price you pay for being too lazy to program a pic.

  2. LAME says:

    It also shouldn’t include BASIC because that’s an ancient and retarded language. I bet you won’t follow my advice, though, because you only speak Latin.