Embedded Systems Made Easy – StickOS
“StickOS BASIC is intended to make embedded systems technology and advanced microcontroller functionality quickly and easily accessible to High School students, hobbyists, and researchers, etc., with minimal investment of time, education, and money.
Interfacing with digital circuitry, analog circuitry, serial circuitry (UART and SPI), servo motors, and buzzers, etc., all become trivial single-line, single-minute tasks in StickOS BASIC, so the user can concentrate on achieving the control task at hand, rather than the detailed mechanics of control.”
– Rich Testardi (mail) 2009
“StickOS BASIC is an entirely MCU-resident interactive programming environment, which includes an easy-to-use editor, transparent line-by-line compiler, interactive debugger, performance profiler, and flash filesystem, all controlled thru an interactive command-line user interface….
CPUStick is a 1″x4″ very low cost standalone USB embedded computer based on the Freescale MCF52252 ColdFire MCU and MC13201 ZigFlea Wireless Transceiver,…”
StickOS Examples – A simple embedded system, like a toaster oven temperature profile controller, can be brought online in record time!
LCD Digital Thermometer – With the advent of advanced serial peripherals based on the I2C or QSPI serial interfaces, embedded systems can take on a whole new level of real-world functionality! An LCD digital thermometer, displaying both Celsius and Fahrenheit, can be brought online in minutes, with just a quick study of the I2C peripheral register or protocol definitions!