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From: "Matt Foster"
Subject: Re: RS232 newbie - in need of assistance!
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Date: Fri, 3 Jan 2003 15:48:26 -0000
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Here's my first attemot at a schematic - please ruthlessly rip it to shreds,
laugh at my incompetence and then give me a better one :-D
"Matt Foster" wrote in message
> I am an A-Level student looking to read computer science at university in
> the coming years.
> As a project I am trying to design a circuit that transmits data to the 9
> pin serial port (RS232) of a standard PC.
> As a basic start I am trying to make a circuit with 4 ptm switches, when I
> 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 I
> 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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