usb driver problem

Thomas McGrath III mcgrath3 at mac.com
Tue Jan 18 16:55:53 CST 2011


Claudi,

yes and No. There is a driver that gets loaded on Leopard but it is not loaded in snow Leopard. They changed the way the Arduino Uno gets connected.

"Open up the serial monitor (or any other terminal program) and use single-keystroke commands to control stepper motor speed, direction, and power."

This is a snippet from a motor Controller board but the hint here is that the terminal program can access and send serial commands so maybe that is a way around this issue. 

The Snow Leopard way is that the Arduino shows up in Network Pane as a Modem. But it does not show up as one of the serial ports in Sarah's Serial Test project.

I can install the Leopard driver and try that and or try the direct terminal and see about that next.


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On Jan 18, 2011, at 5:06 AM, Claudi Cornaz wrote:

> Hi Thomas,
> 
> I just ordered a arduino yesterday and hope to have it tommorow.
> I sure hope this can be solved. (Well I am very positive about that, one way or another, that's why I ordered one anyway)
> 
> I have been looking on the web. I guess you did this already but just in case, here are some links
> http://www.patokeefe.com/archives/316
> http://ricardo-dias.com/node/130
> http://code.google.com/p/xcode-arduino-serial-communication/
> 
> and in the livecode forum there is a thread about the arduino and apparently mmiele got it working :
> 
> by mmiele » Sat Dec 06, 2008 10:25 am
> 
> I used MacOS Tiger and then Leopard. 
> 
> What you need is: 
> 
> 1 - download and install from the Arduino site (http://www.arduino.cc) the Arduino SDK. 
> 
> 2 - download and install from the Arduino site or the FTDI site (http://www.ftdichip.com) the driver to see the Arduino USB as a serial port. 
> 
> 3 - connect the arduino board to an USB port of your Mac. 
> 
> You will see is a new entry in the list of serial devices. 
> You can get the list reading the "driverNames" property: ex. 
> 
> put the driverNames into field "serialPorts". 
> 
> You can get a useful stack to test serial communication at 
> 
> http://www.troz.net/Rev/tutorials.php 
> 
> The stack is SerialTest.rev
> mmiele
> 
> Posts: 17
> Joined: Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:25 pm
> Location: Naples, Italy
> 
> 
> this is from: http://forums.runrev.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=2419
> 
> I hope you can get it working quickly and otherwise I will join your efford as soon as my arduino arrives.
> 
> 
> Best wishes,
>   Claudi
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