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picaxe serial communications

Picaxe, Windows 7 and 'Serial port'

Hi everyone,

A few days ago, I tried to programm a picaxe microcontroller via the serial cable on my windows 7 PC but it gave an error like 'no hardware found on comm port4 ' or the same with 'comm port3' etc.. when I changed the serial port settings in programming editor software. If you are facing the same problem then this may be the possible solution (well it worked in my case).

Driver Download Problems

I just recieved a new computer and i'm trying to download the driver for the programing cable but after I download the driver It says that there is no driver found when I plug in the cable. I'm using windows 7. If you have any ideas I would be glad to have them. I want to start my next project. Thanks.

Serial in/out

Where wold you connect to serial on a Picaxe 18m2 on a standard 18 pin picaxe project board?

A not so dumb but practical motor controller

I've been working on Leo's motorcontroller and reading a lot lately on bots.  It got me to thinking about using multiple uControllers to do multitasking.  I've slimmed down my original motor controller concept to just a PicAxe 14M, a L293D and some resistors. What makes this motor controller different is that it does more than just control the speed and direction of two motors for an indefinite amount of time.  It's possible during setup to make it that each command only last for five seconds or increments of five seconds.

serial communications

I need an idea to solve a small problem. When I communicate with the picaxe using sertxd and serrxd, I can send data from the picaxe to the computer with sertxd and the computer will put the data in a buffer, so I can read them, when I have the time. The problem is, that there apparently isn't such a buffer on the picaxe, so if I want to send data to the picaxe, I have to wait until the picaxe is at the serrxd command, before I send.