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by talasinski
Fri Aug 14, 2015 2:12 pm
Forum: Ringo Basics
Topic: Serial port not showing up.
Replies: 62
Views: 7328

Re: Serial port not showing up.

Brian/Pete I have succeeded in programming the Ringo on a Mac (10.10.4&5) using the SparkFun Cerberus USB Cable form http://www.sparkfun.com. While I can't prove that the issue is a cable problem, I know there is at least one cable that works. I used the Driver recommended by Ringo (FTDIUSBSeria...
by talasinski
Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Ringo Basics
Topic: Serial port not showing up.
Replies: 62
Views: 7328

Re: Serial port not showing up.

The important question is that will the cable handle data transfer in addition to providing power. This may be equivalent to saying it is a 5 pin cable. See, for example, this Amazon ad http://www.amazon.com/6ft-Type-Male-Mini-Cable/dp/B000GHXTBO/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1439498282&sr...
by talasinski
Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Ringo Basics
Topic: Serial port not showing up.
Replies: 62
Views: 7328

Re: Serial port not showing up.

I suspect that there are 5 pins on the USB mini, but only 4 are needed for power, but I'm no expert. From http://www.sparkfun.com, I use the SparkFun Cerberus USB Cable - 6ft product which is 3 common USB cables in one. In the description of this, you will find a link to USB Buying Guide which discu...
by talasinski
Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Ringo Basics
Topic: Serial port not showing up.
Replies: 62
Views: 7328

Re: Serial port not showing up.

I'm using a Mac, so I can't comment on the PC. However, I tried two cables which power phone-devices, but failed to give the port name. The cable that worked was specifically designed to work with devices connected to the Arduino. Try radio shack (if it still exists) or best buy, but verify that it ...
by talasinski
Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: Ringo Basics
Topic: Serial port not showing up.
Replies: 62
Views: 7328

Re: Serial port not showing up.

What kind of computer do you have? PC, Mac, Linux? What is the operating system? Window 7, 10? Mac OS X 10.10.4?

Tom
by talasinski
Mon Aug 10, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Ringo Basics
Topic: Ringo Base Sketch posted!
Replies: 7
Views: 6533

Re: Ringo Base Sketch posted!

I have managed to get the current examples to work. I am running a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.10.4 There were several pitfalls which others might learn from. 1. Despite the warning, I managed to connect the ribbon to only the top layer of pins on the Ringo. It is a tight fit. 2. I carefully read about...