Ok so the program is a sample program given to us here in step 2: http://www.lynxmotion.com/images/html/build147.htm
The Program on the IDE, called aprotut1:
;The compiler will ignore any commands
;or text after a ; or '
x var word
;this will sound 3 ascending beeps
sound 9,[150\2500, 150\3000, 150\3500]
;pause for one second
;add one to the count
x = x + 1
;sends the x back to the computer
serout s_out,i9600,[DEC x, 13]
We are using a KEYSPAN model USA-19HS usb to serial cable, and its being done on a laptop PC. Could you explain to me what a serial port is? Im not quite sure how id know if the IDE is recognizing more than one or if its being used by more than one program.
Also, i think I'm mistaken, the Atom was programed through using Basic Micro Studios instead of the lastest IDE. Is there a big difference between using the two at all?