[Ilugc] Interfacing microcontroller with a Linux PC
citizenofgnu at gmail.com
Thu Feb 11 15:22:01 IST 2010
Hi Salvaesswaran Srinivasan,
>>Some of my friends are doing their project in microcontrollers, and
> use Fedora on the development system.
> Data transmission on parallel ports is working, and they need to
> interface the microcontroller with the PC now.
I hope you are talking about how to communicate between pc an
microcontroller, if you could explain us the project (big picture), we
might be in a position to help. Getting the input from computer What do you
want the microcontroller to do ? Is there any specific reason that you
opted for parallel port over serial.
>>I don't have any prior experience interfacing microcontrollers to PCs,so
kindly provide pointers to accomplish this task.
Arduino is a open source board ( www.arduino.cc ) is a elegant inexpensive
device(Rs 700/-) with which we can do wonders.It is a good start for
beginners to hang on with this board.
The following is a link where the arduino is connect to several piezo
transducers and computer . When you hit on a piezo transducer the signal is
taken to the computer and a sound is generated. Something drums sivamani
will love it ;). This is just a example, have a look at it at
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