USB in python
astan.chee at al.com.au
Tue Jan 27 02:58:30 CET 2009
Brian Allen Vanderburg II wrote:
> This is the FT245 chip which is basically USB-to-Parallel.
> Chips: http://www.ftdichip.com/Products/FT245R.htm
> Kit/Board: http://www.ftdichip.com/Products/EvaluationKits/UM245R.htm
> The spec sheet for the board seems quite simple. It's pin out is
> similar to that of a parallel port in that you have your data lines
> DB0-DB7, etc. It can also be connected in bus-powered configuration
> (~100mA) or self-powered configuration. The kit is more expensive than
> the chip itself, but probably easier especially if you don't have any
> experience with surface mount.
That is a good idea. The main factor (aside from complexity) that I
forgot to mention is the cost. I live very far away from the US and
sometimes it is cheaper to buy a microcontroller here than have bits n
pieces shipped from the US.
Anyway, I'll see if I can find these parts here and maybe use that.
Thanks for all the ideas!
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