Re: Arduino connection to ProgRock
Mont Pierce KM6WT
On Tue, Jun 22, 2021 at 08:46 AM, Hans Summers wrote:
As Hans mentions, yes, you can use an Arduino, but as he says, it requires loading the sketch into the Arduino IDE, and then programming the Arduino board. The Arduino might be a good option for those who are already playing with Arduino programming and have a couple of boards laying around... But not the best choice if you have to buy something just to convert USB to TTL Serial...
The little boards Hans mentions that convert USB to TTL Serial are cheaper, and easier to hookup and use.
Here's an example of one for about $6 on Amazon (click here). You can also use it to power the ProgRock.
Also, PuTTY is a much better terminal program than the Arduino Monitor utility...\
When I tried the Arduino monitor, it just shows everything on one long concatenated line...
(I probably don't have it configured right, but cannot see where to change it...)