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“A wise robot once said to me through Serial.println- that robots teach us about ourselves.”

RoboBrrd Food – Using the Redpark Serial Cable

Remember a while ago, when I was able to send data through the MFi SkyWire cable? It turns out, now there is a cable designed for hobbyists, with an SDK, by Redpark! They were very kind enough to send me a cable, so I figured that the first thing to try would be to feed RoboBrrd!

Here is a video where I explain everything in detail!

View video on YouTube

Here is a link to the code on Github!

What is next? For WWDC 2011 legacy sake, I will probably try to drive DOGCOW robot with the iPhone’s accelerometer. This time though, the cable would be attached to an XBee so that it will be wireless. 😀

3 CommentsLeave a Comment

  • Chris Allick

    5 years ago

    The package I received had another 10K resistor instead of the 180ohm mentioned in the instructions on modern devices website. Did your kit have the brown-grey-brown resistor?

  • Erin, the RobotGrrl

    5 years ago


    I used a Sparkfun RS232-TTL adapter, and it didn’t come with any resistors.

    If you send an email to the Modern Device people, I’m sure they will be able to help. I’ve had a kit from there before, and it works really good, so they should point you in the right direction :)

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