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Offline Builder1Topic starter

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Testing robot using firewire
« on: December 04, 2009, 03:30:45 AM »
Hi All,
I don't have a desktop computer so I'm planning to use my laptop to test my robot's navigation program. My robot uses a Mini-ATX to process any commands coming from the laptop , but the problem is my laptop does not have a serial port. All it has are a firewire port and USB ports. Would a firewire port work for this purpose and what about the USB ports? Thank you in advance for your response.

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Re: Testing robot using firewire
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2009, 06:28:22 AM »
USB would be usable LONG before Firewire.

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Re: Testing robot using firewire
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2009, 08:17:37 AM »
There are serial to USB adapters that work very well and would be the easiest solution. I have used them for exactly the same purpose you have in mind.

 


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