[ANSWERED] Virtual Serial Ports
interluder last edited by Juriaan
I wonder if anyone knows if it's possible to create some sort of virtual serial port on a Mac.
I'm trying to troubleshoot someone else's patch and want to look at the data sent by the Send Serial Data actor, but I don't have the actual hardware that would be being controlled. The trouble is that it seems that the Monitor, (understandably, I agree), doesn't log data that isn't actually sent.
Any thoughts gratefully received.
DusX Tech Staff last edited by
My only thought is to connect to the Arduino IDE and use it's debugging tools.. these should give you another view of the serial data.
Juriaan Tech Staff last edited by
Pooh.. That is an one that really none of did before ;)
There is some discussion on the Apple forums / Stackoverflow. See https://discussions.apple.com/...
But none of them were verified by us / used by us before.. So please be warned that everything you do to create an Virtual Serial port is at your own risk.
Let us know or you found an solution!
m_theater last edited by
to work with the serial ports i used the following applications on my mac (el capitan):
- Serial Tools
being more flexible i try to use the tcp actor and use netcat or another application to bounce bits and bytes back and forth
DusX suggestion to use an arduino based microcontroller is probably the easiest. I would suggest a teensy so you could pipe back the data in a seperate midi channel.
interluder last edited by
Thank you everyone.
It's a pity that Virtual Serial Port hasn't been updated for years - it'd be exactly what I want, I think. Most solutions seem to involve more command-line work than I'm comfortable with. I might be able to cope with plugging in an Arduino, though.
If I have any breakthroughs, I'll let the forum know.