[amsat-bb] Re: OLPC Serial Port built-in...
davegoncalves at gmail.com
Tue Nov 13 15:27:44 PST 2007
Same here - I can't wait to port my linux radio software to this new
On 11/13/07, Jim Jerzycke <kq6ea at pacbell.net> wrote:
> Well, I just placed my order. Some poor kid will get a
> (hopefully) useful device to enhance his education,
> and I'll get one to experiment with.
> 73, Jim KQ6EA
> --- Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu> wrote:
> > >> Does the OLPC have a serial port?
> > >
> > > No. but it does have 3 x USB... and a sound card.
> > But since the sound card has been shown to have a DC
> > input
> > capability, it would seem that it could be used as
> > an RS-232
> > serial port too. Just a little bit-banger
> > software...
> > The output might not have enough swing to drive
> > other devices,
> > but the input should work. That would be a great
> > capability...
> > For backward compatibility with RS-232 devices out
> > there... A
> > good project for someone...
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