Serial Power Network

2-wire network for microprocessors

Jurjen Kranenborg posted the second version of his SerialPower network to the Picaxe forums in September of 2007, and I started playing with them in the middle of October. It wasn't long before I had to go out and buy some more Picaxe chips and breadboards for them to live on so I could create a network here in my home office.

My first attempts at getting the network running were made with just an 18X and an 08M connected with a diode-mixing network. It worked, after a fashion, but just didn't seem to work right, so I forced myself to wait until my new chips arrived to play with it more.

What follows is my take on the network protocol and hardware that Jurjen designed. I hope you find it useful, I've had fun learning this.

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