Communication between the FFB and the PC

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Communication between the FFB and the PC

Postby urvoui » Thu Apr 11, 2013 11:00 am

Hi !

I'd like to know if what I wanna do is possible:
I want to pilot the buggy from the computer, except like it's a school project I've a limited amount of money to invest, so instead of using bluetoth, I was thinking of using the RS 232 port of the computer.
Do I just need to buy the RS232 eblock and connect it to the buggy to send and receive data via the rs232 port ? (I'd be sending data using python)

Thank you !

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Re: Communication between the FFB and the PC

Postby urvoui » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:04 am

Please,
no one know if it's possible to comunicate with the robot through rs232 port ?

Thanks


EDIT: also, what's the differences between the eblock USB232 and the RS232 ?

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Re: Communication between the FFB and the PC

Postby Benj » Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:25 am

Hello,

If your computer has a RS232 port on the back then yes the EB015 will allow you to connect and communicate to the formula flowcode. The USB232 will allow you to do the same thing but using a USB port rather then a RS232 port. Software wise both function exactly the same.