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Topic: Arduino Standalone + rs232? (Read 1 time) previous topic - next topic

Krodal

I see.
It is easier to have a adapter from USB directly to TTL-level serial lines.
The old RS-232 uses higher voltages.

Adafruit has both of them, with some explanation:
(1) http://www.adafruit.com/products/18
(2) http://www.adafruit.com/products/70

If you did build that stand-alone, the 7404 is probably used to be able to handle that higher voltage.
I hope you read the comments for this schematic: http://arduino.cc/en/Main/StandaloneAssembly
The RXD is an input, so the 7404 port for RXD is drawn the other way around. Also the /RESET is wrong and there are more problems. So the schematic is a total mess.


Perhaps it's better to start all over again.
Do you have a bootloader programmed ?
Can you upload your schematic (and a photo) ?

Did you already use a normal Arduino ? Building one yourself is easier if you already have used one.

l3378055

T`hank you for all you have said so far,

I've built my circuit on a breadboard and it works, the Arduino and everything, if I program the Arduino through the Arduino Uno board.  All that happens when I plug it into my computer is it says it cannot install the driver software(I have the software necessary to use the Arduino Uno).

Picture-wise it looks just like the one from the link I gave.

Could you elaborate on the problems in the circuit from the link?


CrossRoads

That cable wants to put out ~+/-10V signals on the Tx line that would connect to your Rx, and expects your Tx pin to output +/-10V signals.
The ATMega328 on the  board only handles 0/5V signals. Higher than 5.5 and lower than -0.5 will damage the IO pins.

If you're on a breadboard, then add a MAX232 type chip to handle the signal level conversion.
http://www.dipmicro.com/store/ST232CN
Need 5 0.1uF caps to create the +/-10V signal outputs that the cable needs.

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