Commit 5e9015a6 authored by Jake Read's avatar Jake Read
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add error logging to serialport

parent 15571dff
......@@ -13,7 +13,7 @@ It's in the early stages, so bear with us. Everything is going to be great.
# Usage
## Installing Node.js, WebSocket and SerialPort
## Installing Node.js, WebSocket and SerialPort, and MathJS
To Run DMC, you'll need to install node.js, and then the packages serialport and ws (websocket).
......@@ -45,6 +45,12 @@ To install ws, do
``npm install ws``
## Install MathJS
MathJS is just a node package that does maths. To install, you guessed it, do
```npm install mathjs```
# Running DMC
To run the program, we launch the main.js file with node, from the command line. One of the things this does is run a tiny HTTP server that we can use to access the UI.
......@@ -81,6 +87,10 @@ In a browser open *localhost:8080* you will see the mods and this msg in the ter
- rm modules
- change settings
# Troubleshooting
Herein will contain a list of known problems / common errors and their fixes.
# Writing New Modules
- whenever a menu is requested, the system searches ```modules/ * ``` for *anything*. include your .js of a new module there
......@@ -48,15 +48,22 @@ function ATKSerialLink() {
serialport = null
function findSerialPort() {
state.portStatus = 'searching for CP2102 device'
var found = false
SerialPort.list(function(err, ports) {
ports.forEach(function(serialport) {
if (serialport.manufacturer == 'Silicon Labs') {
console.log('found cp2102 serialport')
found = true
state.portName = serialport.comName
console.log('no CP2102 device found, try serialport-list to make sure it is available to the system')
state.portStatus = 'no CP2102 device found'
function openSerialPort() {
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