Program functional tools--or wacky inventions--with the basic stamp. Here's a roll-up-your-sleeves guide to programming the BASIC Stamp microcontroller--and implanting it in virtually anything your fertile imagination can come up with. Programming and Customizing the BASIC Stamp Computer, by J. Scott Edwards, shows you how to get started with essential programming fundamentals and electronic assembly techniques. Then it delivers step-by-step instructions for building and customizing projects ranging from a magic message display, mobile robot with sensor whiskers and a sonar rangefinder to a wireless household remote controller, desktop time/temperature display, data logger and a network communication terminal. If you thought the fun had gone out of desktop PCs, this hands-on book of eye-opening projects will set you straight.