September 21, 2012

Determine individual Arduino's USB serial numbers

 When working with two or more Arduino-style boards with USB interface on the same computer, sometimes it can be easy to forget which board is using which USB port. With the knowledge that each Arduino has a unique serial number in its' USB interface, Tod Kurt has written a simple program to display all the manufacturer name, USB Vendor ID, Product ID (VID & PID) and serial number data for each board plugged into the PC. By noting which board has what serial number, you'll then know which board is in which port. 

A great utility that can save some hair-pulling when working with multiple Arduino boards. For more information visit Tod's page. And we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

Do you work with Arduino clones or breadboard your own projects that require a USB interface? Adding one is simple with an FTDI Cable:

Available in 5V and 3.3V versions, you can easily add this USB-serial converter cable to upload sketches to your prototype as easily as if it were a standard board. For more information and to order, click here

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