[E3-hacking] E2 hackery & coding

Ralph Corderoy ralph at inputplus.co.uk
Fri Nov 14 13:40:12 GMT 2008


Matt Evans wrote:
> On 13 Nov 2008, at 15:26, David Given wrote:
> > Semirelated: what's the easiest way of hooking up an I2C/SPI device
> > to a PC? Given that most computers these days have about a dozen
> > such buses in them, it should be easy --- but I'm not convinced
> > about the  wisdom of connecting random bits of dev hardware to
> > critical peripheral buses.
> Personally I'd use an AVR to drive it & forward stuff to its UART.  Or
> the Obdev USB stack for AVR -- check out the USBasp programmer, that
> is effectively a "USB to SPI" adapter.  I'm using that USB software a
> fair bit as I don't have a computer with a real UART (non-USB I mean)
> anymore...  progress, eh.

There's also the USBprog to tinker with.  Open Source drivers.




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