Thanks, that does help quite a bit. I hadn't seen where that was the default mode of the BASIC Atom Pro.
I also had my laptop running off batteries, which may have been a communication factor. I also missed the 'F1' button for help in the Basic Micro Studio program and that helped me with the setup.
But after a few adjustments, I managed to load the first.bas program and all is well. Next I tried to run the 4WD1TST2.BAS program and the motor controller was unresponsive. A bit of research at the Demension Engineering site and I used their dip switch configurator and was able to perform the motor tests. All OK.
Next is hooking up the Sharp sensors, but I'm learning. Thanks again.