Help with AL5A Robotic Arm

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by listedunlisted, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. listedunlisted

    Thread Starter New Member

    Apr 15, 2010
    Ok. Here's my problem.

    I accomplished the task of programming an AL5A robotic arm using Matlab. I sent the ASCII codes via the serial port and I opened the serial port using the built-in serial function in Matlab.

    However, now I am doing the same project for a different class. But in the class, I need to use C programming. The first thing I need to figure out is how do I open a Serial port using C programming and how do I send ASCII codes? In Matlab I sent the ASCII code by defining it. For example:

    I used:
    S=serial('COM1', 'BaudRate', 115200);
    A= [35 48 80 49 53 48 48 83 48 48 48 13];
    fprintf(S, A);

    What command do I use using C++ programming to open the serial port and send ASCII codes just like above? Please let me know what header files to use as well.