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Hi all,

I am considering switching from my windows laptop to the latest Mac Book Pro which has the downside of having only USB - C ports.
I am curious to know if programming visa a USB-C to USB 3.0 adapter would even work?
Would love to hear from any Mac Book Pro users here about their experiences.

Thanks much!


I tried it once with a MacBook (not Pro, but should not make a difference) with a simple USB-C to USB-A adapter. Worked!


I got this working after a bit of trial and error. My Uno came with a Sienci Mill One, the Uno (not sure if it's an Arduino or Genuino) has the CH340G chip, which needed the patched driver to work with my 2017 Macbook Pro.

I got the patched driver from https://github.com/MPParsley/ch340g-ch34g-ch34x-mac-os-x-driver as per the details on the Sparks site at http://sparks.gogo.co.nz/ch340.html

With the official v1.3 driver my 2017 Macbook Pro did crash with a kernel panic.

I can't vouch for the driver on GitHub, other than it's working so far on my Macbook with High Sierra with no kernel panics. I've only been running it for an hour.

Initially I thought I might have problems with my USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adaptor, as I'd read the Arduino might not be detected if connected via a USB hub. However, now I've resolved the driver issue I can use this as well as with the original usb cable and a Nonda USB-C to USB 3.0 adaptor.

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