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Linux code for JRKerr PIC Servo controller

Discussion in 'Misc Electronics' started by Roberto Hawkowski, Dec 1, 2003.

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  1. JR Kerr Automation Engineering ( sells PIC based
    motion control cards with resonable prices. Their RS232/485 driver and
    example codes are written for Windows.

    Does anyone ported JRKerr's driver and example programs from Windows to

    Roberto Hawkowski
  2. LBNote

    LBNote Guest

    From What I Saw of there example code, in this case the QBasic Example it
    simply sends out commands via the COM Port

    Open "COM1:19200,N,8,1,BIN,CD0,CS0,DS0,OP0,RS,TB1024,RB1024" For Random As

    Print #1, cmdstr

    There for the port would not be too complicated, however these things always
    take longer then expected

  3. Alan Kilian

    Alan Kilian Guest

    I wrote an article for Circuit Cellar Inc. using these guys, and
    I wrote Linux serial-port code to talk to the chips.

    You can find the (Lousy) code here:
    It's a total mess, but maybe you can get something about talking out the
    serial port out of it.

    I also drive these chips from the MiniRoboMind using a nice (If I do say so myself)
    double-layer PCB I had built for it.

    If anyone REALLY wants to port the J.R.Kerr stuff, I can probably be convinced
    to do it if you tell me you really really will use it.
  4. Brian Rudy

    Brian Rudy Guest

    Hi Roberto,

    I recently got around to porting the JR Kerr NMC library to Linux for
    one of my robots. The code is a still a little ugly, but you are welcome
    to it:

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