#4 access to serial port

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nobody
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2005-09-02
2005-09-02
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It would be interesting to add a serial port interface
capability to the release. The oportunities for
embedded systems are huge, once python is running in a
platform that weights scarcely hundred grams

Supose you have just built an electronic gadget an want
to control or extract data form it. Instead of
painfully selecting and programming a microprocessor,
just place your pocket pc inside and program everything
with python.

Discussion

  • Danny Staple
    Danny Staple
    2006-01-06

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    Access to the IR port, or the Bluetooth stack would be just
    as desirable. For example linking a PDA with the RCX or the NXT.

    Porting PySerial and PyParallel modules would help - but I
    am not sure about IR (IrDA or Consumer IR for PDAs that can
    manage it), or BlueTooth.

     
  • Luke Dunstan
    Luke Dunstan
    2006-04-08

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    Instead of porting those modules I would recommend using
    ctypes to access the Windows serial APIs directly. The
    same should be possible for Bluetooth and other protocols.

     
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    How does one access the serial port with python on windows ce? This would be extremely useful and a dealbreaker in a device my company is manufacturing.

     
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    How does one access the serial port with python on windows ce? This would be extremely useful and a dealbreaker in a device my company is manufacturing.

     
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    How does one access the serial port with python on windows ce? This would be extremely useful and a dealbreaker in a device my company is manufacturing.

     
  • Luke Dunstan
    Luke Dunstan
    2007-10-03

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    Like I said, use ctypes and the Windows serial port APIs. Try searching the pythonce mailing list archives; I think there may be some examples.