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Trying to send Serial continuous serial data from computer to MAX 32

Created Fri, 29 Jan 2016 01:58:14 +0000 by callmejon


Fri, 29 Jan 2016 01:58:14 +0000

So I am working on a project and I need to be able to send a continuous stream of serial data from my keyboard to the MAX 32 board. I understand that I can use Serial Monitor to send serial data to the board, the problem though is that you have to type the information you want to send then actually hit the send button. I need to be able to press a key on the keyboard and instantly send the data to the board as the key is pressed. Eventually I am going to be using this to build a keyboard to Gamecube adapter so I can use my keyboard to play games on the Gamecube. Any help would be appreciated or suggestions would be appreciated.


Fri, 29 Jan 2016 02:50:49 +0000

You should switch to a different terminal program. If you're on windows, a good one is TeraTerm.

The serial terminal in arduino IDE is very limited, and won't be able to send single keystrokes (bytes) to your chipKIT board. However, other terminal emulators like TeraTerm will do that just fine.



Fri, 29 Jan 2016 16:53:36 +0000

Thank you so much, Brian! Tera Term works perfectly just what I needed! Now to figure out how to get this wired in with a Gamecube controller.