Problems with the Router

A project log for 2014 DEFCON Hat

What is that on your head?

Mike SzczysMike Szczys 07/25/2014 at 21:250 Comments

I had a very strange problem with the router. When I would push custom messages to the hat from the command line:

echo "Message" > /dev/ttyUSB0

I would get the last character displayed twice on the Hat. This is strange because the same thing does not happen from my desktop computer. And, I hooked up an FTDI breakoutboard to "listen in" on the Arduino's RX/TX lines and it doesn't pick up the repeated character.

My friend ben suggested I try the command:

stty < /dev/ttyUSB0

on both machines. The desktop has a bunch more flags set. I was able to fix the router problem by using this command:

stty -F /dev/ttyUSB0 -opost -onlcr -isig -icanon -iexten -echo -echoe -echoctl -echokes