Hi everyone, as the title suggests, I'm a noob and I'm try to make a setup work where a sensor (MB1000), powered by the RPi, gets data, which, after being inverted, is sent to RPi's pin 10 (RX for serial communication) to be read by "minicom" a program by Maxbotix, which should interpret it and print it on the terminal screen.
Now, I closely followed the instructions as per this article https://www.maxbotix.com/Raspberry-Pi-w ... ensors-144 but it doesn't seem to work for me, for some reason. I'm confused and baffled, but I'm a noob so I shouldn't be surprised.
I don't really know where to go from here. When I ask the /dev/ttyS0, which is the port I'm supposed to check, according to the tutorial, I get nothing. Asking the /dev/ttyAMA0, it spews out a bunch of gibberish of japanese characters and whatnot. It seems to be a problem with the way the Pi interprets the serial data, although I'm following to a tee the instructions which say the serial data should be inverted... So I don't know what's there not to understand. Got any clue??
Thanks for any possible replies!!