Under the Bridge

iOS Serial Cable

So, you got some piece of hardware that requires a serial connection and you’d like to connect up with your iDevice? Why yes, yes we do, a Kenwood mobile shortwave to be exact; and here’s just the thing for that:

New in the Maker Shed, the Redpark Breakout Pack for Arduino and iOS is the first general-purpose serial cable that Apple has approved for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. On one end, it’s got a dock connector to plug into your iOS device. On the other, it has an RS232 port that you can easily connect to Arduino or any other gadget that speaks a serial protocol…

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Yes, that’s a pretty small niche product these days, but hey if you have a use for it, there it is!

h/t: @garethb2!

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