Mimi_Salade wrote:Hi everybody !
I just got my brand new NFC Shield from Adafruit and I'd like to use it with LibNFC.
I installed everything correctly on both Ubuntu & Backtrack.
The shield is on an Arduino Uno and connected to my computer using the USB cable plugged in the Arduino.
I think I might need a FTDI cable to communicate with my computer.
Could you tell me if there's a way to do that simply using the USB cable plugged in the Arduino ?
If that's not possible, can I build my own cable easily ? I'll buy one otherwise…
You should be able to just be able to directly connect to the UNO with a USB cable. The UNO should show up as something like /dev/ttyUSB0 or /dev/ttyACM0.
I have unbuntu 11.04, and the UNO shows up as /dev/ttyACM0:
Have a look at LadyAda's tutorial on connecting to Linux:http://www.ladyada.net/learn/arduino/lesson0-lin.html
Just a last question : I also have an Arduino Leonardo but the shield doesn't seem to work fine with it. Will Adafruit release a library for this Arduino soon ?
Unfortunately, the pinout on the Leonardo is not compatible with the NFC shield. The shield would require hardware as well as software modifications in order to work with the Leo