Macs and FTDI's
March 20, 2011
I am in the process of moving processing to a Mac. A iBook G4 to be exact. I downloaded the Arduino IDE and used it's copy of the ftdi driver. I am using the standard SparkFun FTDI board for these tests.
Now, Arduino found the usb/serial adapter with no problem. It syncs and the serial monitor works fine. This is all with /dev/tty.modem selected. I close arduino and open processing. I use this line: MyPort = new Serial (this, "/dev/tty.modem", 9600); The code compiles and it throws no fit about not being able to find the serial port. Processing seems fine with everything. However, no data is coming through. I ran my test program (sending data from the prop) and watched it on the Arduino serial monitor and all was fine. Close that and open processing with the same com name and nothing. I have tried 2 different FTDI boards with the same results.
Is this a CTS issue? Do I need to pull something up or down?
Oh yeah, I also tried MyPort = new Serial (this, Serial.list(), 9600); --as well as list(). Same results.
Println(Serial.list()) works and prints the same list of coms that the arduino IDE has.