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Python Programming On Win32 by Mark Hammond, Andy Robinson

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Serial Communications

The serial port has been a part of the standard PC since its inception, and a wide range of PC accessories, scientific, and medical devices use it; modems and mice are the most common. Recently, infrared ports have been gaining in popularity, and these are essentially just serial ports without wires. We will learn a little about serial ports and use that to talk to some external devices.

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