[Klug-general] OT: Gardening was Re: Linux weather station!

Ian Pascoe ianpascoe at btinternet.com
Thu Feb 25 20:05:10 UTC 2010


You know you can get RS485 > USB 2.0 convertors for a couple of quid?  Think
Ben said he only had USB ports on the box he was gonna use .... and of
course once it's USB, there's a whole library of libraries you can plug into
to write your own plaything ....


-----Original Message-----
From: kent-bounces at mailman.lug.org.uk
[mailto:kent-bounces at mailman.lug.org.uk]On Behalf Of Benjamin Donnachie
Sent: 25 February 2010 01:37
To: Kent Linux User Group - General Topics
Subject: Re: [Klug-general] OT: Gardening was Re: Linux weather station!

On 24 February 2010 16:24, J D Freeman <klug at quixotic.org.uk> wrote:
>> Will probably return to RS485 if I start doing anything serious with it.
> If you are going to the effort of RS485, then I would use RS422, Maxim
> make pin compatable chips for changing between RS232/422/485, which makes
> changing things dirt simple.

Seriously thinking about the RS485 weather station instead now...
Seems to me that Maxim are phasing out a lot of the 1-wire devices but
RS485 et al will be with us for a long time yet.


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