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1  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: NewBee... USB question on: January 10, 2013, 12:08:50 pm
Hi James,

Correct if I can intercept the data from the computer then have it go to two places 1) USB Printer 2) Generic Com Port Printer.  Is this possible?

This would be perfect.

Thank you, USB Newbi

KG
2  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: NewBee... USB question on: January 10, 2013, 11:46:38 am
Hi PaulS,

If the Windows computer default printer is set to print to a USB Espon printer... Could the Audrino board be connected to the USB to  FIFO/capture the USB data and sent to it.  Then pass the data to the actual USB Espon printer and out to the USB to serial converter shield or have it send the data out as generic text?

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No admin access to Windows CPU.
Sometimes our clients don't have access or won't give it to us.  So the only way we could capture data would be from the data coming from the default usb printer.

Again, thank you for your help. 

3  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / NewBee... USB question on: January 08, 2013, 07:55:24 pm
Hi All, I am very new to microcontrollers and arduino's products so please bare with me.  Being that this has to do with USB and how it communicates with the host I am not sure this will work in the first place. 

Situation:
Have computer with USB Epson printer.  No admin access to Windows CPU.

Problem:
Need to take the USB cable from Window's CPU and have not only print to the Epson printer but also convert the same data and spit is out to Serial (com port).

 
I would like to know if this is possible and if so how?

Thanks! KG

Here are the products I thought might work with this situation.


ATMEGA8U2 Breakout
DEV-10277
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10277

USB to UART Bridge - FT232RL
COM-00650
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/650

USB to FIFO Bridge - FT245RL
COM-00787
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/787

Breakout Board for CP2102 USB to Serial
BOB-00198
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/198

Breakout Board for CP2103 USB to Serial w/ GPIOs
BOB-00199
https://www.sparkfun.com/products/199




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