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weirdo1491

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« on: September 30, 2003, 10:20:57 PM »

hey yall,

My question is, does anybody know where i can find a DIY usb to RS232 converter. I would go out and buy one, but where is the fun in that? Anyway, any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2003, 10:38:48 PM »

It's here.  Good luck.
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2003, 06:59:31 AM »

Ouch. I think I'd pay the $15 and buy one. LoL :D

Just mod the housing or something... :P
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2003, 03:02:46 PM »

Actually, that doesn't look too bad...just need to buy the components and be careful with your soldering gun.
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2003, 05:27:21 PM »

The time you spend trying to solder that together you could be sitting on a busy street in hobo clothes begging for cash, then go out and buy yourself 3 of them.
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2003, 10:37:58 PM »

another question. if i were to build this thing, would i be able to plug an lcd into it and still work correctly? i know that the chip has the drivers or you download them onto your computer or something easy like that, but i asked before and didn't get a real clear answer. if you know if it will or not i would like to know before i buy parts so i know whether or not to get double for an lcd. thanks for your help
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« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2003, 10:45:43 PM »

You should be able to use a serial LCD with that.
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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2003, 04:43:26 PM »

Is there a place where i can buy those chips along with a lot of other parts? What i want is somewhere where i can buy the chips along with the other parts of the project and other projects i need parts for. I think it is better to get my parts from as few websites as possible cause that way i save on shipping and other charges. so if you happen to come across a website that sells 'em please post a link so i can check it out. oh yeah, i live in the us if that means anything at all. Thanks
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2003, 05:13:35 PM »

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« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2003, 07:15:08 PM »

Believe me trying to get a parallel off of USB is a pain. Most of the cheap adaptors are only centronics 36 and the DB25 ones are generally encased in plastic meaning you have to be very careful when removing it (for mounting behind your parallel LCD).
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