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A couple more questions
« on: May 31, 2007, 09:55:50 PM »
Hello - I would firstly like to thank everyone who helped me in the mechanics section of the forum, now I have some more questions - this time about electronics.

I am looking to wirelessly reprogram my PIC micro-controllers, but I am lost as how to actually do it

I read some information on doing it through RF modules that interfaced through the PC serial port. The problem is none of my comps even have a serial port - all USB

I would like to complete this project for under 50$ - is that possible?

Thank you for any information or ideas that you can provide.



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Re: A couple more questions
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2007, 12:11:12 AM »
The easiest way is to use Bluetooth as a wireless serial link. You need a Bletooth USB dongle for your computer and a Bluetooth serial adapter with a built in antena to plug in your robot's Rx and Tx (and power) like this one: http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=582

It will be a little more like in the $100 price range, but with the least hassle.
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Re: A couple more questions
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2007, 06:18:36 PM »
This page has some wireless transmitter/recievers for around $15
http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/categories.php?cPath=16_79

Ill write up a tutorial to wirelessly reprogram AVR's in the next 2 months probably. Im using the Easy Radio transceiver which costs about $50.

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Re: A couple more questions
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2007, 01:59:51 AM »
I would like to thank both of you for the information.


 


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