How to talk to serial devices
Issue: 3.2 (November/December 2004)
Author: Thomas J. Cunningham
Author Bio: Thomas is a self taught hobbyist programmer who enjoys sharing the RB loving with others. He is the proud father of a daughter who attends SDSU and a son with a newly acquired driver's license!
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Over the past year or so, I've had the pleasure to meet, via e-mail, and work with two gentlemen who needed some coding assistance with communicating with their respective Serial-USB devices. REALbasic comes with a very nice set of serial classes to work with. In addition, I've been fooling around with an X10 controlled device from SmartHome that allows you to turn things on and off in your home via your computer. Oh, and also a GPS. Fun stuff, really.
I'm guessing that many
RBDreaders also have thought about trying to talk to some electrical device via their computer, hence the topic for this month's column.
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