Lynx motion 4DOF communication

I am trying to set up the communication between my Mac and my 4 DOF robot via the LSS adapter board. I am struggling since most of the softwares provided by Lynxmotion are not compatble with MacOS. How can I form communication through my terminal? Can someone help me.

@barry10 Welcome to the RobotShop Community. Indeed, the free software is only Windows compatible.
You will need a software which can send and receive serial commands (via USB).
There is quite a bit of discussion online when searching for “serial terminal for MAC”.

Although we have not tried any of these solutions:

It is unfortunate, but normally when considering the robotic field, the time and effort needed to create MAC-compatible is quite involved compared to the potential return, and the restrictions and requirements placed upon developers by Apple somewhat goes against many developers mentality of making thigs widely available. Linux is becoming very widely used in Robotics.

When you find a serial terminal, you’ll need to configure the baud rate etc., then send serial commands. As indicated however, the only way you’ll be able to use the FlowArm LSS software is to use a Windows emulator.

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Hello @barry10 and welcome to the RobotShop community!

I’ve always used real-term on Windows so I looked for alternatives on MAC and found CoolTerm.

Or, if you don’t want to install any program you can use this:

I hope this helps!