Hey guys. I'm new to Unix and need a bit of help with a project i got myself into. I am normally a hardware guy and most of my programming experience is in Java.
I need to write a very simple program for a server running Ubuntu Server Edition that will activate either one of the two data pins on any one of the USB ports. I have made a custom circuit board and need a way to send a signal from the server to it. If i can get some help with this i can adapt it to fit the specific needs of my project.
All the articles i have read advise going with the serial port instead of USB. I realize this would normally be easier but in my situation the above parameters are fairly set in stone.
asked 28 May '11, 20:48
have you had a look at http://www.libusb.org/ "a library that gives user level applications uniform access to USB devices across many different operating systems". However I am not sure if it will help you with your custom device, i would consider a usb development kit / board.
answered 30 May '11, 05:56