I’m away with work this week and want to be able to do some s/w development in the evenings for the Pi-LCD Kickstarter. In the past I have ended up taking an old wifi router with me, but thought time it would be a good opportunity to give the Ryanteck Debug clip an outing. Setting it up was a bit of a pain on the first PC I tried, but I suspect that was more down to the PC than the Debug clip. That said even with a more compliant windows 7 PC I had to download the drivers from the Microchip site (a link to these in the instructions would have saved a bit of time).
With the correct driver installed attaching as per the instructions with Putty was simple and the serial link worked reliably over a number of hours allowing me to edit and run programs without any problem. One point to note is that COM serial port drivers do have a habit of ‘hanging’ if unplugged so – be prepared to reboot the PC if you need to disconnect the USB lead for any reason.
So in conclusion the Debug clip ‘does what it says on the lid’, setting up can be a bit hit and miss depending on the PC hardware but that is serial ports for you….
On the positive it has cut down my travelling Pi set-up somewhat which was the goal