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Difference between Parallel, serial and USB dongle
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Difference between Parallel, serial and USB dongle

by EEdy on Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:07 pm

To program the SpokePOV, i have the USB Dongle, but I also know that there are 2 other options, parallel and serial dongle.

1. What are the difference between parallel, serial and USB dongle? Why do we need a ATtiny2313 on the USB Dongle but not on the parallel and serial dongles?

2. Is it possible to make a wireless transmission from computer to the ATtiny2313 microcontroller on the SpokePOV kit?

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Re: Difference between Parallel, serial and USB dongle

by adafruit_support_rick on Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:53 pm

The parallel dongle works with a computer parallel port (whjich I haven't seen in years and years - printers used to use parallel ports).
The serial dongle works with a computer serial COM port.

You could mmayyyybeee make a wireless programming connection using two XBee radios. But it would be wayyyy more trouble than it would be worth.

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