Appendix F. Serial I/O
In times past, serial port communication (the colloquial term for the RS-232 computer interface) enjoyed a wide-ranging prevalence not unlike USB in todayâs computing world. Formerly used for devices such as mice, dial-up modems, PCâPC networking, and many others, serial I/O is now largely obsolete in the presence of USB. But the basic mechanism of serial I/O, a bidirectional stream of data between two connected computers, has found new life in the realm of physical computing, such as the Arduino platform. In this appendix weâll discuss functions and methods ChucK provides for interacting with serial devices. When necessary, weâll refer to Arduino programs as an example of a serial device that ChucK might be interacting ...
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