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From: "Matt Foster"
Subject: Re: RS232 newbie - in need of assistance!
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Date: Thu, 2 Jan 2003 20:10:55 -0000
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Thanks alot - don't worry I'm armed to the teeth with the Pro version (I am
in my opinion, a bit of a pro ;))
I have a thing called "Chip factory" at school which lets me write to PICs
.. but I'm not sure of the model of the PICs that we have.
I'm looking at the stuff you showed me but I'm not convinced it'll all sink
"PCS Electronics" wrote in
> Just a few pointers...
> Well, I guess you'll be using some kind of a microcontroller to do this on
> the "PCB", no?
> If you've already been working with a certain type of uCPUs, like the PIC
> or AVR, this is probably what you're going to look for. There's plenty of
> sourse code available on the net!
> Next, you'll need something like the MAX232 (relatively cheap and simple)
> to interface the RS232 line to the microcontroller.
> VB is probably the simplest method to do this on the PC side. Note that
> student version of VB won't let you use MSCOMM control, you'll need full
> featured version.
> Armed with above data, go over to google and search.
> Try this one as well, its cool!
> Good luck!
> Best regards,
> Marko - PCS Electronics
> Turn your PC into a FM radio station
> tel +386 31 318 236
> NOTE: It is important that you include the entire contents of this
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> "Matt Foster" wrote in message
> > Hi,
> > I am an A-Level student looking to read computer science at university
> > the coming years.
> > As a project I am trying to design a circuit that transmits data to the
> > pin serial port (RS232) of a standard PC.
> > As a basic start I am trying to make a circuit with 4 ptm switches, when
> > press switch 1 I would like to display "switch 1" or somesuch on the
> > computer screen. The same for switch 2,3 and 4.
> > I will be using VB and the MSCOMM control to access the serial port, and
> > forsee no problems with doing this. My hurdle, however, is sending the
> > 'data' from the PCB to the serial port.
> > I would be extremely appreciative of any help you could give me.
> > Thank you very much for your time.
> > Matt Foster
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