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baum

So I found two 3V devices that comunicate over some sort of serial. (maybe its one wire) I have the two devices talking to eachother, but I want to hack them with my arduino. Can someone tell/show me how to make a sniffer to listen in on the serial connection? (transfer speed is not a problem, the devices are very slow.)


Thanks!

Grumpy_Mike

Use an arduino oscilloscope.
Alternativly you can use the sort of thing people use for sniffing IR remote controllers.

TonyD

Check out the Dangerous Prototypes Bus Pirate

http://dangerousprototypes.com/bus-pirate-manual/

AlphaZeta

Depending on whether the waveform is periodical, simple oscilloscope might not work because the trigger point will shift and the waveform won't be stable.

If you have a digital scope, you can use the single shot function which will be able to capture arbitrary waveform. Of course, you can always use a dedicated logical analyzer.

dcb

you can also use a sound card to record it to a file and analyze the waveform.

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