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Hello everybody !

I have developped an application around arduino mega board that involves communication serial port through the USB port of the board.
Runs fine on Windows 7.
I purchased Windows RT Surface tablet from Microsoft.
What's the way to get the USB port seen as a serial port on the tablet ?
Is there any driver ?

Thanks a lot !


Those Windows RT tablets are really limited in a lot of respects when it comes to software.
There may be a way, but it may require drivers to be written and compiled using the Windows RT development kit.


Jan 04, 2013, 06:28 pm Last Edit: Jan 04, 2013, 06:34 pm by eried Reason: 1
Making Arduino work in an RT tablet looks like a very fun challenge, but I will never waste that money in that version of Windows :P

So... maybe you can research building a C# app for modern UI, I am not sure if the serial port is exposed.
My website: http://ried.cl



I'm currently working on a way to interface an Arduino with winRT more for making it a windows store app aimed at all windows more than just RT tho. Though it is a great idea in principle, but with a major draw back, windows RT (AKA metro) style apps cant access the USB port for serial port communication. So instead a work around has to be found, i'm currently working on getting the program to talk over an ethernet shield thts interfaced with the serial connector. If i ever get this to work ill post the code up hear for someone a bit more experienced to polish up.

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