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nlabs
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Vesc-tool TCP Connection

Hi, Ben.

Previously, I used 'udp-uart-bridge' to communicate with vesc frequently. In the new vesc, There is TCP connection instead of UDP.

Could you explane how to use this TCP connection method?

 

 

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On your remote machine (e.g. a raspberry pi), use a USB cable to attach the VESC. Then run this socat command on that remote machine to expose the USB device as a TCP socket.

socat tcp-listen:65102,reuseaddr,fork file:/dev/serial/by-id/usb-STMicroelectronics_ChibiOS_RT_Virtual_COM_Port_304-if00,raw

Then on your local machine (e.g. your desktop PC), open VescTool, navigate to Connection>TCP, then enter the remote devices's IP address and click connect.

Note, if socat is unavailable on your remote machine, install it with something like:

sudo apt install socat