Supporting an arduino via USB


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by Morgawr » Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:57 pm
Hello everyone. I have a question, I don't know if this is the right section so feel free to move it.

Anyhow, I currently have both a pi and an arduino UNO.
Is the pi enough to support powering the arduino through standard usb port using the standard power supply (5~V)?

What would be a better solution?
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by croston » Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:04 pm
I have successfully powered an Arduino via USB from a RPi. There was no circuit connected to the Arduino at the time though. I just tested serial communication on USB and that works. By the way the 'arduino' Debian package supports the Uno in Wheezy but not Squeeze.
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by Morgawr » Sat Jun 30, 2012 8:33 pm
croston wrote:I have successfully powered an Arduino via USB from a RPi. There was no circuit connected to the Arduino at the time though. I just tested serial communication on USB and that works. By the way the 'arduino' Debian package supports the Uno in Wheezy but not Squeeze.


Great info, thanks! :)

I already managed to get the arduino environment running, I've done so using my own debian pc and my raspi has debian wheezy too so it's no big deal. :D
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