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Arduino Serial to Websocket in Python

What if we would like to publish data transmitted over RS232 Serial from an embedded Arduino device to a WebSocket browser client?

When prototyping a cable serial connection is very convenient as RF or networking modules may not yet be implemented. How do we get serial data to provision a cloud API service or web browser interface?

We can achieve this easily with Python and PySerial library:

#!/usr/bin/python

import serial
import asyncio
import datetime
import random
import websockets

ser = serial.Serial(
port='/dev/ttyUSB0',\
baudrate=115200,\
parity=serial.PARITY_NONE,\
stopbits=serial.STOPBITS_ONE,\
bytesize=serial.EIGHTBITS,\
timeout=0)

print("connected to: " + ser.portstr)


async def tx(websocket, path):
    line = []
    while True:
        for i in ser.read():
            c = chr(i)
            line.append(c)
            if c == '\n':
                print(''.join(line))
                await websocket.send(''.join(line))
                line = []
                break

start_server = websockets.serve(tx, "127.0.0.1", 5678)

asyncio.get_event_loop().run_until_complete(start_server)
asyncio.get_event_loop().run_forever()

ser.close()

Here is a more detailed example of reading serial port data in C language on Linux Platform –

https://blog.mbedded.ninja/programming/operating-systems/linux/linux-serial-ports-using-c-cpp/

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Software and Internet developer with an open source perspective interested in web, coding, data analytics & visualisation, micro-controllers, internet of things, sensor devices, networks and electronics.

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