November 18, 2013

Running BASIC on your Arduino

BASIC (or Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) is a high-level programming language that was (and possibly still is) popular many years ago for programming various inexpensiver personal computers, and some more expensive models as well. For an interesting bout of nostalgia, and interesting theory on how you can create an interpretive programming language on an Arduino, enthusiast MIke Field has modified a version of TinyBASIC to do just that:

The "keyboard and monitor" is replaced with the Arduino IDE's serial monitor, and it can be running on your Arduino or compatible board without any modification. So if you're interested and want to take the project further, simply visit Mike's website for the Arduino sketch and other notes. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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