Stache: BASIC Stamp Field Programmer
Any PBASIC program you write on a PC can be downloaded into the Stache, after which you can transport the Stache to another location and deliver the program to your BASIC Stamp module with a press of a button. The product was created by EME Systems of Berkeley, California. EME Systems has additional technical data on the product at http://www.emesystems.com/, but the Stache product is shipped with complete user documentation.
The Stache is essential for anyone who sets up BASIC Stamp-based equipment in difficult locations, outdoors, in factories, schools, competitions, or even on the other side of a room - anywhere you do not want to carry or operate a PC. There are no cables to attach, no software to boot, no ports to configure, and no need to have on-site personnel or customers see your program code. The Stache can be operated by untrained personnel, working in less than ideal conditions, where the process of loading a program into the BASIC Stamp microcontroller must be fast, foolproof and secure.
Each program size is 2K (accommodating a full BS2 program or it's loaded eight times for a BS2p program). To retrieve multiple programs from the Stache, hold the Stache's button until the LED flashes to represent the number of program you want to download to the BASIC Stamp module. Release the button and your BASIC Stamp module is programmed in-field.
- There are no cables to attach
- No software to boot
- No ports to configure
- No need to have on-site personnel or customers see your program code