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Extends serial.Serial to add methods such as auto discovery of available serial ports in Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X

Project description

This Python package (serial_device2) creates a class named SerialDevice, which inherits from serial.Serial and adds methods to it, like auto discovery of available serial ports in Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. The SerialDevice class can be used by itself, but it is mostly intended to be a base class for other serial port devices with higher level functions.


Peter Polidoro <>



Example Usage:

from serial_device2 import SerialDevice, find_serial_device_ports
find_serial_device_ports() # Returns list of available serial ports
dev = SerialDevice() # Might automatically find device if one available
# if it is not found automatically, specify port directly
dev = SerialDevice(port='/dev/ttyUSB0') # Linux
dev = SerialDevice(port='/dev/tty.usbmodem262471') # Mac OS X
dev = SerialDevice(port='COM3') # Windows
from serial_device2 import SerialDevices
devs = SerialDevices()  # Might automatically find all available devices
# if they are not found automatically, specify ports to use
devs = SerialDevices(use_ports=['/dev/ttyUSB0','/dev/ttyUSB1']) # Linux
devs = SerialDevices(use_ports=['/dev/tty.usbmodem262471','/dev/tty.usbmodem262472']) # Mac OS X
devs = SerialDevices(use_ports=['COM3','COM4']) # Windows
dev = devs[0]

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