:mod:`psychopy.serial` - functions for interacting with the serial port
PsychoPy is compatible with Chris Liechti's pyserial package. You can use it like this:
import serial ser = serial.Serial(0, 19200, timeout=1) # open first serial port #ser = serial.Serial('/dev/ttyS1', 19200, timeout=1)#or something like this for Mac/Linux machines ser.write('someCommand') line = ser.readline() # read a '\n' terminated line ser.close()
Ports are fully configurable with all the options you would expect of RS232 communications. See http://pyserial.sourceforge.net for further details and documentation.
pyserial is packaged in the Standalone (Windows and Mac distributions), for manual installations you should install this yourself.