Open ended USB interface

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by Wendy, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. Wendy

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    This comes close to the spam restriction, but I think it will pass muster. Just came across an interesting gadget, wish I could afford it (later perhaps). Basically it takes a USB port on your computer and expand it out to several channels of digital inputs and outputs, similar to what the printer port is often used for.

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    http://www.bgmicro.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=12926&HS=1

    I can see so many uses for this gadget...
     
  2. bertus

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  3. Wendy

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    Have you looked at my blog? :) I put that particular microcontroller up there because I thought it was neat. The thing of it is, I used to write assembly code, but I burned out on it. I'd rather have a quick and dirty interface to use with a high level language. If I ever get back into that mode I'll probably check out the Ardunio controller.

    There have been several times I wanted a simple interface for BASIC to control something else. The printer port is good, but it is fading away, so a USB alternative is also good.
     
  4. bertus

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    Hello Bill,

    I have come to the Arduino because I read an article in the Linux Format special "YOU CAN CODE".
    http://www.linuxformat.co.uk/blog/?p=434
    There they use a kind of higher language.
    It looks like a sort of C language.
    They are using the "Arduino development envirement".

    Greetings,
    Bertus
     
  5. eblc1388

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    Hi Bill,

    Please take a look at this link. It use an AVR to send/receive signal via USB. There are many practical applications examples.

    Projects Based on AVR-USB
     
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