I’m brand new to Arduino (never even heard of it until yesterday actually), and similar devices. I’m a computer scientist by background, with computer engineering, electronics and mechanical background, so I’m fairly confident in my ability to do tasks like this. Problem is, I’m not sure exactly if I understand the process of what I’m trying to do (yet).
Basically, Logitec Revue, which runs Google TV software, needs to be rooted so it can access what other TV devices can access, but aren’t blocked by mainstream media’s fear of Google advertising.
The steps on how to do it are listed below, but I’ve no clue on why I’d need a USB-TTL board, vs simply connecting a custom wire to my PC’s serial port, and using a software program on my computer to do essentially the same thing as the USB-TTL board?
Can anyone help me understand what the board does exactly that a laptop with serial connection can’t do? Again, pardon my noob ignorance please.