First of all, just wanted to say thanks to everyone at Ghi for all their hard work on all the new amazing products they've released in the last month, particularly the FEZ Cream.
I'd like to get the RS232 and RS485 modules working with Raspberry PI and Windows 10 (these 2 modules are pretty important for Industrial IoT). So here's my questions:
1. Is there any reason why these wouldn't work with the FEZ cream, as they are both UART (I know drivers haven't been provided out of the box for cream)? - leaving out these 2 modules seems a strange omission unless it's just a time thing.
2. If that is the case, following the suggestion from GHI on how to support the modules not on the list, any reason why creation of the drivers would not be reasonably straightforward using the module source code?
3. Would I even need the FEZ cream, could I just hook up the uart tx/rx line on the raspberry Pi to the Ghi rs232 and rs485 modules using a modified cable? (Is the voltage suitable on tx/rx lines - I'm assuming it's TTL 3.3v on rpi and gadgeteer modules)
4. Is there any easier way on Win 10 IoT on RPi to get rs232 and rs485 working (using c# code). I understand that a USB rs232 dongle might work as MS indicate that they support USB serial profile drivers?
Thanks for anyone that can shed some light on this.