Macintosh/Linux and BasicX

Started by Francisco Lobo January 19, 2004
Are there any plans on making a version of BasicX IDE for Macintosh OSX
or Linux?




On Jan 19, 2004, at 6:22 PM, Francisco Lobo wrote:

> Are there any plans on making a version of BasicX IDE for Macintosh OSX

I hope so

> or Linux?

less important to me.

-Dale



I vote OSX! OSX! OSX! OSX!!!! PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!


If you are a teenager that can be a bad thing, but I learned some lessons
about it in this last go round.

I got my BX-35 as a kit from Peter Anderson all set up. The power was a
wall-wart. Within the first 10 minutes I killed the voltage regulator
(hooked up the +/- wires backwards). In desperation I got out an old PC
power supply and used the regulated 5v from that. Everything worked just
fine.

In the misadventure with the N/C reset switch, I went back to the
wall-wart (got some regulators). I got all kinds of noise on my
previously quiet (and working) setup when I touched the 'reset' button.
In an attempt to see if it was a noisey switch, I replaced it with just a
wire that I put in the ground bus when I wanted to reset. The noise got
worse. That's when I suspected a ground problem.

I took a wire from the 3rd hole (ground) in the power strip and ran it to
the ground bus and the noise went away. The PC supply was grounded
through the 3rd pin in the AC plug, but wall-warts are not.

Does anyone have any suggestions for other (better?) ways to be grounded?

Thanks,

Bob Roos




> ... The noise got worse. That's when I suspected a ground problem.

What kind of noise are you describing? "Grounding" is a relative term
in logic. You don't typically need an earth ground with these kinds of
devices.

Assuming it's able to carry the load there is little reason why your
wall wart supply should not work well - unless the noise is from the
supply itself or you're importing the noise on a line that's connected
elsewhere, perhaps an instrument, if you've created a groundloop.

Try a battery in the wall wart's stead. If your project works, look at
the output of the wall wart. Tom
Tom Becker
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I got garbage characters on my downloading screen whenever I touched the
reset button. It was like I was doing a debug.print of storage, but I
wasn't printing anything.

It all went away when I put in the earth ground. I never got this effect
with the grounded PC supply so I concluded 'noise'.

I work under one of those flourescent desk lamps with the 4 arms in
parallelagrams.

Glad to know it is not required.

Bob

On Wed, 21 Apr 2004 07:00:53 -0400, Tom Becker <>
wrote:

>> ... The noise got worse. That's when I suspected a ground problem.
>
> What kind of noise are you describing? "Grounding" is a relative term
> in logic. You don't typically need an earth ground with these kinds of
> devices.
>
> Assuming it's able to carry the load there is little reason why your
> wall wart supply should not work well - unless the noise is from the
> supply itself or you're importing the noise on a line that's connected
> elsewhere, perhaps an instrument, if you've created a groundloop.
>
> Try a battery in the wall wart's stead. If your project works, look at
> the output of the wall wart.
>