[PD] controlling robots/printers w/ PD

Marc Lavallée marc at hacklava.net
Sun Mar 27 04:57:06 CEST 2005

Le 26 Mars 2005 16:12, Robert Garvin a écrit :
> Ok.. here's the deal. The printer is usb, and I've used the HID object, and
> it didn't recognize it (it may have, but it was on a usb hub.) also, the
> robot would be connected via usb. I thought about the wireless idea, and
> thought about the wireless mouse, but I wasn't sure if the part that plugs
> into the port had both a send and receive function to transmit info. An IR
> port would be neat, except it would force the robot to stay within
> line-o-sight (or reflections) of the port (this wouldn't be a problem if
> the robot was a stationary arm, which is what I think I should start with.

You could use a USB wireless radio transmitter and receiver kit: 
The USB interface appear on the computer side as a serial device, and works on 
Gnu/Linux, MacOSX and Windows. There might be other similar solutions.


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