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Yo guys! Whats up?

I have made an CNC Plotter at home.

I have to take it to the place where the Science Expo is held and I dont have a laptop.

I asked my friends and they have a laptop.

But, they are infected with viruses and crap.

Now, if I go for it and connect my Arduino to that laptop, would my Arduino be affected? And afterwards if I connect my Arduino to my Home PC, would my PC be affected?



Jul 17, 2017, 02:49 pm Last Edit: Jul 17, 2017, 02:52 pm by Robin2
The Arduino will not be infected with PC viruses. But if your CNC plotter has an SD Card it may be possible for the SD Card to carry a virus.

If you know a PC has a virus don't use it until it has been fixed. Simples.

Another option may be to use Puppy Linux. It is easy to create a version that runs from a USB stick without using the laptop hard drive at all.

Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.



I dont have an SD slot on my CNC Plotter!

Thanks for your help mate!  :)

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