Can the Dash be used to read and write from/to a RS485 port?


#1

I have a poitential project coming up to integrate to another vensors RS484 or RS232 port to exahange data. Is this functionality currently available with the Hologram Dash?


#2

We haven’t tried it but it might work. You’ll probably need a converter chip similar to how you would do it with an Arduino. Check out this tutorial from the Arduino guys as a starting point: https://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/ArduinoSoftwareRS232


#3

I just wanted to follow up on this, and see if you had heard of anyone connecting the Dash via an RS485 port. I know ControlEverything is developing a board to do just that for the Electron, is are you guys looking at any similar peripherals?


#4

I haven’t heard of any specific projects using RS485. An RS485 transceiver (like this breakout board) connected to the Serial0 or Serial2 pins on the Dash should work fine.