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The BASIC Stamp Windows Editor Supports all BASIC StampĀ® modules including the BASIC StampĀ® 1 module in the Windows environment (assuming that you have the required BS1 Serial Adapter or the BS1 Project Board).
For a complete informational page covering the details of this new release, click here.

PBASIC 2.5 includes desirable features such as syntax highlighting, IF...THEN...ELSE, and improved editing features. PBASIC 2.5 is only for the BS2 series of modules. The BASIC Stamp 1 module is programmed in PBASIC 1.0.

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 System Requirements:
PC: Pentium 133mhz or higher, 32megs ram, VGA display
MAC: G3 or higher 64megs ram, Color display.

Software for Windows More Information Download
BASIC Stamp Windows Editor v2.5 (R2) - (Supports Windows 2K/XP/Vista/7)
Includes software, USB driver, example code and help for all BASIC Stamp modules.
BASIC Stamp Windows Editor v2.3.9 - (Recommended only for Windows 98/ME/NT4 users)
This is the final version of the BASIC Stamp Editor to support Windows versions prior to Win2K.

Software for Macintosh More Information Download
BASIC Stamp Macintosh Editor - Version 2.1b3 supports new tokenizer and therefore PBASIC 2.0 and 2.5. Created by customer Murat in the United Kingdom. Not supported by Parallax. Check informational link on the right for updates.

Software for Linux More Information Download
BASIC Stamp Linux Software provided by Francis Esmonde-White and Not supported by Parallax. --
BASIC Stamp Linux Solution provided by Randy Hootman
Not supported by Parallax,
PBASIC Editor for Linux part 1 --
PBASIC Editor for Linux part 2 --

Additional Software More Information Download
Hitachi HM55B Compass Module Viewer Software provides a graphical view of a rotating compass for use with this popular synchronous serial sensor.
GUI Bot v1.3.1 (r2) (English) - (Supports Windows 2K/XP/Vista/7)
Use this to program your Boe-Bot with a visual interface rather than with the PBASIC language. Recommended for customers under 12 years old.
GUI Bot v1.3.1 (Italiano) Same as English Edition, but translated to the Italian language. IT (Large .4MB)
(Small .1MB)
GUI Bot v1.3.1 (Greca) Same as English Edition, but translated to the Greek language. EL (Large .4MB)
(Small .1MB)
GUI Bot v1.3.1 (Espanol) Same as English Edition, but translated to the Spanish language. ES (Large .5MB)
(Small .17MB)
Proteus VSM (Virtual System Modeling) contains everything you need to develop and simulate designs based on the BASIC Stamp microcontroller. --
BASIC Stamp example using National Instruments Student Edition of LabView 7.0 --
Parallax USB Oscilloscope Software v4.0.0 - (Supports Windows 2K and XP only)
Gives you the ability to measure acquired waveforms with easy-to-use cursors and readouts.
Parallax USB Oscilloscope Software v5.1.0 - (Supports Windows 2K/XP/Vista/7)
Gives you the ability to measure acquired waveforms with easy-to-use cursors and readouts.
PLX-DAQ Real-Time Data Acquisition for Microsoft Excel
The Parallax Data Acquisition tool (PLX-DAQ) software add-in for Microsoft Excel acquires up to 26 channels of data from any Parallax microcontrollers and drops the numbers into columns as they arrive. PLX-DAQ provides easy spreadsheet analysis of data collected in the field, laboratory analysis of sensors and real-time equipment monitoring
StampPlot Lite Version: 1.7 graphing utility is a digital strip-chart recorder that lets you visual and log to file data from a BASIC Stamp module.
StampPlot Pro Version: 7.5 is the full version graphing utility and BASIC Stamp controlled GUI. Home and Educational users may register under a FREE standard license. Created by Selmaware.
LCD Character Creator Version: 1.0 is a Windows-based program that makes it easy to create custom characters for parallel LCDs. Includes complete on-line integrated help.
BASIC Stamp Tokenizer Version: 1.23  Do you want to make your own BASIC Stamp Development Environment? Do you want to provide the same software on other platforms? --

Downloads: Software, Manuals, AppNotes, Diagrams, Educational and Reference Material are all available here. Hidden categories can be expanded by clicking "Show more", links to subsections available below.

More downloads are available at the Propeller Object Exchange (OBEX), which is a database for sharing source code and learning the Propeller microcontroller.

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Downloads and Propeller related articles will be posted on this page as they become available.

Propeller Software
Propeller/Spin Tool Software v1.2.7 (R2) - (Supports Windows 2K/XP/Vista/7. Requires IE7 or newer)
Includes software, USB driver, Propeller Manual, PE Kit Labs text and example code, schematics, quick reference, Propeller Help and tutorial examples.
More information about version 1.2.7 (R2)

Brad's Spin Tool (BST) for Propeller - (Supports Linux and Mac - Intel and PowerPC OSX 10.4, 10.5, & 10.6)
A multi-platform development environment for the Propeller chip, created by Brad Campbell. IDE provides Linux and Mac users Propeller programming capabilities without running a virtual machine.

Propellent (Library and Executable) v1.3 - (Supports Windows 2K/XP/Vista/7)
For software developers to add support of the Propeller chip to their projects and for users needing command-line driven Propeller chip support.

Parallax Serial Terminal v1.2.1 - (Supports Windows 2K/XP/Vista/7)
A handy tool for communication with serial-based microcontrollers such as the Propeller. This software is included with the Propeller Tool installer and is used extensively by the Propeller Education Kit Labs (see below).

ICCV 7.04 for Propeller Demo
Free fully functional ICCV7 45-day trial version. After 45 days, code-size limited 10 K for non-commercial use. Purchase either a non-commercial or standard licence from Parallax.

ViewPort Debugging Environment Demo
Free 30-day trial version. The tool combines an integrated debugger with powerful graphics that show you what's going on within the Propeller. Monitor variables over time with the built in oscilloscope or change their value while your Propeller is running. Purchase either a standard or ultimate licence from Parallax.

Propeller Manuals
Propeller Manual v1.1 (4.62MB) - Complete text (.pdf)

Propeller Manual v1.01 (4.74MB) - Complete text (antiquated by v1.1, above). (.pdf)

Propeller Manual v1.0 Supplement/Errata v1.4 - Details the hundreds of enhancements made to manual v1.01 to make manual v1.1. (.pdf)

Propeller Data Sheet v1.2 (.pdf)

P8X32A RoHS, Green, and ISO Certificates (.zip)

Propeller Manual v1.1 (1.97MB) - Spanish Translation (.pdf)

Propeller Datasheet (1.29MB) - Spanish Translation (.pdf)

Propeller Manual v1.1 (7.4MB) - Russian Translation (.pdf)

Propeller Manual v1 (3.84MB) - Simplified Chinese (.pdf)

Propeller Education
All downloads for Propeller Education can be accessed on our page. There you will find links accessories, adapters, and an assortment of downloads for all of our Propeller Education kits!
Propeller AppNotes and Objects
AN001 - Propeller Counters (v1.2; 364 KB)

The Propeller Object Exchange
Propeller objects created and submitted by Parallax engineers and the user community.

Propeller Block Diagram
Propeller Diagrams and Schematics

Propeller Hardware Connections: The Propeller can be programmed via the USB-based Prop Clip or Prop Plug with this circuit.

Serial to Propeller: The Propeller can be programmed via a standard RS-232 serial port with this circuit.

Screenshot of the Propeller software

Propeller Demo Board Rev. G Schematic

Line drawings and dimensions of Propeller chip packages

Propeller Die Diagram

Propeller Reference Downloads and Articles

PIC n' Mix: Introducing The Propeller Processor by Mike Hibbett, Everyday Practical Electronics
An introduction and overview to the Propeller processor.

"LabBench: Do You Remember When..." by Bill Wong
Published in Electronic Design, August 2009 to Present

"The Spin Zone: Adventures In Propeller Programming" by Jon Williams
Published in Nuts & Volts Magazine, May 2009 to Present

Vision-Guided Robotics A Next-Generation Balancing Robot by Hanno Sander. Circuit Cellar article March 2009. The Propeller chip used in a balancing bot.

Propeller Multi-Controller Project by Parallax employees Chris Savage, David Carrier, and Kevin McCullough. This three-phase article was published in 2008 in Servo magazine.

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