1. Introduction

The serial port found on the back of most PCs is extremely useful for robotics work. A variety of devices are configured to communicate via a serial port, and you can use it to debug or control your own projects. This project shows you how to use free tools to write programs that use your serial port. We’ll show you how to make your programs compatible with both Microsoft Windows and Linux, and present a method for creating simple graphical interfaces. We will assume you know a bit of C and are comfortable installing software on your computer. Knowing Linux commands like cd, mkdir, and ls will also be helpful.

New Products

Pololu Dual G2 High-Power Motor Driver 18v18 for Raspberry Pi (Partial Kit)
250:1 Metal Gearmotor 20Dx46L mm 12V CB with Extended Motor Shaft
Pololu Dual G2 High-Power Motor Driver 24v18 for Raspberry Pi (Partial Kit)
2.5-9V Fine-Adjust Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator S9V11MA
Free Circuit Cellar magazine November 2017
Pololu Dual G2 High-Power Motor Driver 24v18 Shield for Arduino
5V Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator w/ Adjustable Low-Voltage Cutoff S9V11F5S6CMA
3.3V Step-Up/Step-Down Voltage Regulator w/ Fixed 3V Low-Voltage Cutoff S9V11F3S5C3
Pololu Dual G2 High-Power Motor Driver 24v14 for Raspberry Pi (Partial Kit)
Pololu Dual G2 High-Power Motor Driver 24v14 for Raspberry Pi (Assembled)
Log In
Pololu Robotics & Electronics
Shopping cart
(702) 262-6648
Same-day shipping, worldwide
Menu
Shop Blog Forum Support
My account Comments or questions? About Pololu Contact Ordering information Distributors