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Re: OLPC Serial Port built-in...



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@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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