Monday, May 09, 2011

Turtle Art and USB serial devices

Using the Python block to interface with a USB serial device (tested with the Arduino)

Requires the Pyserial library. The recommended install procedure does not work because it requires a developer installation of Python python2.6-dev

Instead copy the serial directory here to the directory home/olpc/Activities/TurtleArt.activity

Load the Python block with this code

Tested on an Arduino, the Arduino had a simple echo program loaded using the Arduino IDE on another computer but this should work with any board with a FTDI FT232R USB serial chip

Ideas for controlling devices with the FTDI FT232R USB serial chip here

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