PySerial is a library for Python that provides access to serial ports. It can be used to communicate with devices that have a serial interface, such as Arduino, Raspberry Pi, and other microcontrollers.
To use the PySerial library, you must first install it. The easiest way to do this is by using the pip package manager:
pip install pyserial
Once the library is installed, you can import it into your Python program using the following command:
You can then use the serial library to manage serial port communication. For example, to open a serial port, you can use the following command:
ser = serial.Serial(‘/dev/ttyUSB0’, 9600)
The first argument is the path to the serial port device, and the second argument is the baud rate.
To read data from the serial port, you can use the following command:
data = ser.readline()
This will read a line of data from the serial port and store it in the variable data.
To write data to the serial port, you can use the following command:
This will write the string ‘Hello, World!’ to the serial port.
You can also use the serial library to configure the serial port, such as setting the baud rate or the number of data bits. For more information, please refer to the PySerial documentation.