[PD] can i bypass comport?

Martin Peach martin.peach at sympatico.ca
Sun Nov 25 07:01:49 CET 2012

On 2012-11-24 20:00, onyx at onyx-ashanti.com wrote:
> <your setup is unclear :-/. Can you describe it element by element,
> <stating how things are connected ?
> it is an arduino fio, which is an arduino with a built in wireless
> "shoe" for an xbee type wireless device.  i use the rn-xv, which is a
> wifi based tranciever that fits it.  i already have a tcp connection to
> the router and through the router to a serial port emulator that routes
> network data to virtual serial ports, which i have used to verify that
> the whole data pipe works.  which it does.  i get data back and forth
> from the wireless arduino to pure data.
> <The wireless system is dd-wrt ?
> no, this is the router software.
> <Why don't you use the IP network to communicate from pd to your wireless
> <system? I don't understand where serial ports are needed.
> I dont either.  i just dont know how to do it.  i dont see any reason,
> other than that the first arduinos used an ftdi virtual serial port
> emulator for making an easy link from usb to serial.  technically, i
> should be able to dump the data straight through to the arduino object
> and delete the comport alltogether.  i just havent combined the right
> sequence of magic incantations to make it work, because i have a very
> small grasp of network voodoo.  I'm learning quickly though, but i was
> hoping to get pointed in the right direction :-)

Well no, the xbee is replacing the usb serial connection in that design, 
but you still have to run at the speed of the xbee serial connection. 
The arduino doesn't have enough memory to do TCP/IP.


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