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Offline JugglerguyTopic starter

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Im new here, a quick question.
« on: May 27, 2008, 12:40:45 PM »
Hi im trying to get into building robots and im using the build a robot for $50 tutorial, and im new to it so I was wondering, at the part where you have to program the robot it says I need a Serial Port. What is it and where would I probably find it on my computer?

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Re: Im new here, a quick question.
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2008, 12:50:35 PM »

Offline JugglerguyTopic starter

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Re: Im new here, a quick question.
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2008, 12:52:32 PM »
Yeah I don't have one of those. Where would I be able to get a Usb-Serial converter cord?

Offline Steve Joblin

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Re: Im new here, a quick question.
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2008, 02:20:13 PM »
go to www.google.com and type "usb to serial" and press the "Google Search" button.

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Re: Im new here, a quick question.
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2008, 02:24:31 PM »
by the way
once a friend of mine baught a "usb to COM" card for his laptop and it worked with a serial mouse but couldnt program a microcontroller using ponyprog
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Re: Im new here, a quick question.
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2008, 03:23:13 PM »
It is possible... there are many devices out there with lots of different drivers... best thing to do is some research as to success that others have had (same operating system, same IDE, same microcontroller etc.

 


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