How to convert a PC into a USB device
Posted on 2011-03-08
I am working on an embedded PC application and would like to turn my mini-computer into a USB device. This means that it can be plugged into another computer and then recognized as a device - just like a printer is automatically recognized.
I run custom software on the mini-computer and want to output a string from the mini-computer to another computer via the USB cable. The other computer will also have a custom software program which is able to read the string coming from the USB cable.
My question is: is there some type of off the shelf product which I can use with the mini-computer to easily do this? If so, is there a brand which you would recommend? I would like it as easy as possible without needing to create custom drivers - if possible.
The software in which the device needs to interface with is VB6 as well as VB.NET.