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Update on CH340G serial adaptors on Mac Sierra

Programming cheap Arduino clones on your Mac

Update on CH340G serial adaptors on Mac Sierra

I've stopped using the cheaper Arduino clones from China for the moment, because I've been having issues connecting to the ones with the CH340G serial chips from my Mac. Instead of using one of the Duos above, I’ve been using a more official Arduino UNO development board with a removable chip for projects, as the FDI serial chip works without issue out of the box on Mac Sierra. However, I have also brought a job lot of the ones above for my Avionics projects, so instead of being forced to boot up a PC, here is an update about using these drivers on Mac OS Sierra.

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27-Jan-2017 Permanent Link

 

RTk.GPIO - First looks on a Mac

RaspberryPi Input and output ports on your computer

RTk.GPIO - First looks on a Mac

I just received a RTk.GPIO from Ryanteck, for which I was part of the Kickstarter campaign. This is designed to allow you to have a set of GPIO ports similar to the Raspberry Pi via USB on your Windows or Mac.

The annoying CH360 chip

I realised that the board has the much maligned CH340 chip on it, which has had its ups and downs with MacOS. Thankfully I read a really useful blog post the other day which had helped me to work out how to get the most up to date driver for this chip. So hoped that the work I had done with that on getting Arduino clones to work would work with this board too.

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24-Jan-2017 Permanent Link

 

Converting a laptop screen LTN141XF-L03 into an HDMI monitor - part 3 - language

Changing the OSD Language

Converting a laptop screen LTN141XF-L03 into an HDMI monitor - part 3 - language

Now I have the hardware set up and got the screen working correctly, I just need to be able to read the onscreen display in a language I can understand. The firmware defaults to Chinese after flashing, and although resetting it to English is not difficult, I needed to know where to find the language settings first.

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20-Jan-2017 Permanent Link

 

It's all about me...

I'm a 48 year old married father who works with websites for a living. Doing that for work means I dont often update this site, unless I can think of something useful to say. I mostly like taking photos - and most of my internet presence now will be related to that.

Something else?

Dont you find it ironic that people invest so much in bringing you to a website only to give you a list of links to take you elsewhere? So I'm not going to give you a list of my favourite haunts to send you away from this site.

(c) somewhere in space and time: M.Norman