Computer Interface

Pololu item #: 1938
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This Micro-USB cable is extremely thin (2mm diameter), light, and flexible, which makes it easier to use than bulkier cables that tend to take up more desk space and pull small devices off tables. The 5 ft (1.5 m) cable is terminated on one end by a Type-A USB plug and on the other by a Micro-B USB plug. Note that this cable is only capable of low- and full-speed USB, not high-speed USB.

Pololu item #: 1129
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This Mini-USB cable is extremely thin (2mm diameter), light, and flexible, which makes it easier to use than bulkier cables that tend to take up more desk space and pull small devices off tables. It is six feet long (1.8 m) and has a male Type-A connector and a male Mini-B connector. Note that this cable is not capable of high-speed USB.

Pololu item #: 1939
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This Micro-USB cable is 5 ft (1.5 m) long and is terminated on one end by a Type-A USB plug and on the other by a Micro-B USB plug. This cable works with high-speed USB devices.

Pololu item #: 130
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This Mini-USB cable is six feet long (1.8 m) and has a male Type-A connector on one end and a male Mini-B connector on the other. This cable works with high-speed USB devices.

Pololu item #: 1126
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This Mini-USB adapter features a USB Type-A plug on one end (the kind you would plug into a computer) and a USB Mini-B plug on the other. It is great for projects where a long cable between your computer and USB slave device is unnecessary.

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Pololu item #: 2596
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This breakout board for Texas Instruments’s TPS2113A autoswitching power multiplexer allows you to select which of two power sources is connected to a load while blocking reverse current into either of the sources. It has an adjustable current limit that can be set as high as 2 A and an adjustable switching threshold. Each input power rail on the multiplexer can be supplied with 2.8 V to 5.5 V, and the board also breaks out a USB Micro-B connector that can be used to supply one of the rails.

Pololu item #: 2594
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This breakout board for Fairchild’s FPF1320 acts as a power multiplexer, allowing you to select which of two power sources is connected to a load while blocking reverse current into either of the sources. It handles up to 1.5 A of current at 1.5 V to 5.5 V and also breaks out a USB Micro-B connector that can be used to supply one of the input power rails.

Pololu item #: 2592
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This simple board breaks out all five pins of a USB Micro-B connector to a 0.1″ pin spacing that is compatible with standard perfboards, solderless breadboards, and 0.1" connectors.

Pololu item #: 2593
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This simple board breaks out all five pins of a USB Mini-B connector to a 0.1″ pin spacing that is compatible with standard perfboards, solderless breadboards, and 0.1" connectors.

Pololu item #: 1308
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This USB-to-serial adapter lets you easily connect a TTL serial device to a PC by acting as a virtual serial port. The board is a Micro-USB carrier for the Silicon Labs CP2104 USB-to-UART bridge that provides access to all of its control signal pins and GPIO pins.

Pololu item #: 391
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The Pololu USB-to-serial adapter is a tiny unit that makes it easy to connect a microcontroller project to a PC. You can connect the adapter directly to a microcontroller without an RS-232-to-TTL level converter. It is USB 2.0-compatible and will work with your existing programs that interface with a serial port.

Pololu item #: 1606
Price: $14.99
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This USB to serial (RS-232) adapter lets you connect your RS-232 serial devices to a USB port on your PC or laptop.

Pololu item #: 1336
Price: $20.95
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The Pololu Wixel is a general-purpose programmable module featuring a 2.4 GHz radio and USB. You can write your own software or load precompiled, open-source apps onto the TI CC2511F32 microcontroller at the heart of the Wixel, turning it into a wireless serial link, data logger, or whatever you need for your current project. With 29 KB of available flash and 4 KB of RAM, the Wixel is even suitable as the main controller for a robot or other system. This version ships with 0.1" male header pins installed as shown.

Pololu item #: 1337
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The Pololu Wixel is a general-purpose programmable module featuring a 2.4 GHz radio and USB. You can write your own software or load precompiled, open-source apps onto the TI CC2511F32 microcontroller at the heart of the Wixel, turning it into a wireless serial link, data logger, or whatever you need for your current project. With 29 KB of available flash and 4 KB of RAM, the Wixel is even suitable as the main controller for a robot or other system. This version ships 0.1" male header pins included but not soldered in, allowing for custom installations.

Pololu item #: 1300
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This device is a programmer for AVR-based controllers, such as our Orangutan robot controllers and the 3pi robot. The programmer emulates an STK500 on a virtual serial port, making it compatible with standard AVR programming software. Two additional features help with building and debugging projects: a TTL-level serial port for general-purpose communication and a SLO-scope for monitoring signals and voltage levels. A USB cable and ISP cable are included.

Pololu item #: 1350
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The six-channel Micro Maestro raises the performance bar for serial servo controllers with features such as a native USB interface and internal scripting control. Whether you want high-performance servo control (0.25μs resolution with built-in speed and acceleration control) or a general I/O controller (e.g. to interface with a sensor or ESC via your USB port), this tiny, versatile device will deliver. The fully assembled version ships with header pins installed.

Pololu item #: 1352
Price: $29.95
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The 12-channel Mini Maestro 12 raises the performance bar for serial servo controllers with features such as a native USB interface and internal scripting control. Whether you want the best servo control available (0.25μs resolution with built-in speed and acceleration control and pulse rates up to 333 Hz) or a general I/O controller (e.g. to interface with a sensor or ESC via your USB port), this compact, versatile device will deliver. This fully-assembled version ships with header pins installed.

Pololu item #: 1354
Price: $39.95
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The 18-channel Mini Maestro 18 raises the performance bar for serial servo controllers with features such as a native USB interface and internal scripting control. Whether you want the best servo control available (0.25μs resolution with built-in speed and acceleration control and pulse rates up to 333 Hz) or a general I/O controller (e.g. to interface with a sensor or ESC via your USB port), this compact, versatile device will deliver. This fully-assembled version ships with header pins installed.

Pololu item #: 1356
Price: $49.95
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The 24-channel Mini Maestro 24 raises the performance bar for serial servo controllers with features such as a native USB interface and internal scripting control. Whether you want the best servo control available (0.25μs resolution with built-in speed and acceleration control and pulse rates up to 333 Hz) or a general I/O controller (e.g. to interface with a sensor or ESC via your USB port), this compact, versatile device will deliver. This fully-assembled version ships with header pins installed.

Pololu item #: 1351
Price: $18.95
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The six-channel Micro Maestro raises the performance bar for serial servo controllers with features such as a native USB interface and internal scripting control. Whether you want high-performance servo control (0.25μs resolution with built-in speed and acceleration control) or a general I/O controller (e.g. to interface with a sensor or ESC via your USB port), this tiny, versatile device will deliver. Header pins are included but not soldered into this partial kit version (all surface-mount components are soldered).

Pololu item #: 1353
Price: $28.45
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The 12-channel Mini Maestro 12 raises the performance bar for serial servo controllers with features such as a native USB interface and internal scripting control. Whether you want the best servo control available (0.25μs resolution with built-in speed and acceleration control and pulse rates up to 333 Hz) or a general I/O controller (e.g. to interface with a sensor or ESC via your USB port), this compact, versatile device will deliver. Header pins are included but not soldered into this partial kit version (all surface-mount components are soldered).

Pololu item #: 1355
Price: $37.95
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The 18-channel Mini Maestro 18 raises the performance bar for serial servo controllers with features such as a native USB interface and internal scripting control. Whether you want the best servo control available (0.25μs resolution with built-in speed and acceleration control and pulse rates up to 333 Hz) or a general I/O controller (e.g. to interface with a sensor or ESC via your USB port), this compact, versatile device will deliver. Header pins are included but not soldered into this partial kit version (all surface-mount components are soldered).

Pololu item #: 1357
Price: $47.45
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The 24-channel Mini Maestro 24 raises the performance bar for serial servo controllers with features such as a native USB interface and internal scripting control. Whether you want the best servo control available (0.25μs resolution with built-in speed and acceleration control and pulse rates up to 333 Hz) or a general I/O controller (e.g. to interface with a sensor or ESC via your USB port), this compact, versatile device will deliver. Header pins are included but not soldered into this partial kit version (all surface-mount components are soldered).

Pololu item #: 2770
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This data logger lets you save data to files on any FAT16- or FAT32-formatted SD card easily from an Arduino, which can then be read by most plotting, spreadsheet, or analysis programs. The onboard real time clock (RTC) timestamps all your data with the current time, so that you know precisely what happened when.

Pololu item #: 1623
Price: $59.95
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SparkFun’s Logomatic v2 incorporates an NXP LPC2148 ARM7 microcontroller with USB, LiPo battery charging, and microSD support to create a highly flexible logger. The default firmware supports serial logging and 8 channels of analog voltage logging, and a bootloader allows for custom modification of the open-source firmware without the need for an external programmer.

Pololu item #: 1622
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The uLog is a tiny analog-voltage logger with a 3.3V TTL serial interface. It uses an Atmel ATtiny24 AVR to sample three analog voltage channels at 50 Hz with 10-bit resolution and stores the data on an AT45DB161D 16 Mbit flash IC, which allows for approximately two hours of logging when running the default firmware.

Pololu item #: 129
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This six-foot straight-through DB9 extension cable has a male connector on one end and a female connector on the other.

Pololu item #: 126
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This deluxe serial port adapter (RS-232 adapter) converts logic-level signals to the higher voltages required for RS-232 and similar serial ports. Unlike competing units, the Pololu serial adapter operates over a 3-5.5 V supply range and gives you access to all eight of the signal lines available on a DB9 connector, including five transmit lines and three receive lines.

Pololu item #: 127
Price: $9.95
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This item is the partial kit version of the 23201a serial adapter. All surface-mount components are assembled; the 0.1″ breakaway male header strip and DB9 connector are included but not soldered.

Pololu item #: 740
Price: $27.95
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This compact programmer can program the Orangutan, Orangutan SV-168, Orangutan LV-168, and Baby Orangutan robot controllers, as well as the 3pi robot, through a USB connection. The on-board USB-to-serial adapter allows the unit to look like a serial AVRISP programmer to your programming software. The serial port TX and RX lines are connected to separate pads so that the programmer can also be used as a USB-to-serial adapter.