I own a Macbook running OS X 10.10.3 (Yosemite)
I own a Min Seg.
My Min Seg model is built on an Arduino Mega 2560.
When I connect the board to the Macbook,
using either of the Macbook's two USB 2.0 ports,
using either of two USB A to B cables,
the board lights up, but I am unable to connect
to the tty device using the Arduino IDE.
Tools --> Port offered:
/dev/cu.Bluetooth-Incoming-Port /dev/cu.Bluetooth-Modem /dev/cu.usbmodem621 (Arduino Genuino Mega or Mega 2560)
I was expecting to also see:
/dev/tty.usbmodem621 (Arduino Genuino Mega or Mega 2560)
If I unplug the board, the third listed option
Tools --> Port disappears, as expected.
I opened the System Information utility application.
USB --> USB Bus -->Arduino Mega: Product ID: 0x0042 Vendor ID: 0x2a03 Version: 0.01 Serial Number: 75435353038351316281 Speed: Up to 12 Mb/sec Manufacturer: Arduino Srl Location ID: 0x06200000 / 3 Current Available (mA): 500 Current Required (mA): 100
I used the Sparkfun Terminal Basics wiki to check for the device. I used the Terminal utility application.
ls /dev/tty.* offered:
/dev/tty.Bluetooth-Incoming-Port /dev/tty.Bluetooth-Modem /dev/tty.usbmodem621
screen /dev/tty.usbmodem621 9600 offered a successful connection.
[A white screen, which allowed for exit using
Control+A followed by
I tried several means from here:
I installed the FTDI drivers.
sudo nvram boot-args="kext-dev-mode=1" in the Terminal application.
Is an alternative driver worth attempting, such as that listed here?
I also attempted to connect through Mathworks Simulink.
When setting connection options, the program states
that a cu device is expected, rather than a tty.