serialControlString

Sarah sarahr at genesearch.com.au
Mon Nov 24 17:23:53 CST 2003


Tom,

If you are using my SerialTest stack, it will automatically receive any 
data sent by the Brick, so the dot should just appear in the log field 
on the right. To send the escape, I would make a copy of the Send 
button, and replace the line:
   put fld "sendField" into theData
with
   put numToChar(27) into theData

This will send the escape, you can watch for the dot to return and then 
try sending your command with the Send button.

This will be good for testing, but in your application, you will need 
this to happen automatically, so you will need to keep reading and 
checking until you get the dot. Or you could just send the escape, wait 
for 1 tick and then send the command. Once you have worked out the 
mechanism manually, you could edit the Send button to do that every 
time.

It isn't clear what the end-of-line marker should be for either sending 
or receiving. It may be that for sending, the number of bytes is fixed 
so you don't need any terminator. My stack doesn't allow for using no 
terminator, but if CR, LF or CRLF don't work, then try editing the send 
& receive scripts to allow for no EOL. The send stuff is all in the 
Send button. Receive is in the card script.

Cheers,
Sarah
sarahr at genesearch.com.au
http://www.troz.net/Rev/


On 25 Nov 2003, at 2:31 am, Thomas J McGrath III wrote:

> Sarah,
>
> below is the response from the creator of the MacBrick:
> I don't know how to send a hex number or how to receive a dot.
>
> When sending a <V000(version number)  to the device I do see the green 
> light on the device blink and the driver does show up in the menu in 
> SerialTest.
>
> Any help is appreciated,
>
> Tom



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