Data Sheets & Technical Resources
Product Data Sheets, User Guides, & Technical Resources
BOB-4 Application Guide & Specifications (PDF): This is the primary source for BOB-4 technical information!
BOB-4 Power Supply Application Note (PDF): How to satisfy BOB-4's power supply requirements, in detail.
XBOB-4 Application Guide & Specifications (pdf): The latest version is always available here. (Adobe Acrobat Reader™ is required.)
XBOB-4 Quick-Start Guide (pdf): Gets you communicating with XBOB-4 in a hurry!
XBOB-4 Quick-Start Guide & POS Tutorial (pdf): Extended version of above doc, including discussion of issues often encountered when using XBOB-4 with Point-of-Sale terminals, electronic cash registers, and other pre-existing data source equipment.
Code Samples and Demo Scripts
C Code Example (TXT): Includes a couple of hints on writing C programs to control BOB-4.
Solar Car Example (TXT): Fragments of the PIC18F C program from the University of Michigan's 2007 Solar Car project.
PBASIC Fonts Example (TXT): For Parallax BASIC Stamp II (BS2). Thanks to John Smith at Milford Instruments (UK dealer).
PBASIC Graphics Example (TXT): Also for Parallax BS2. Thanks again to John Smith at Milford Instruments!
ASCII Demo File (TXT): This file was used to create the demo display linked near the top of this page. Transmit to BOB-4 with a terminal program, or store it in a boot script. Your browser might have trouble displaying this file due to embedded control codes.Smart Encoder Interface (PDF): SEI implements a quadrature distance encoder to video interface for BOB-4 in an Atmel AVR series microcontroller.