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Connecting a raspberry pi to artists scope: no readings...
I installed the lastest version of Artisan on a Raspberry Pi 4, my device is a Voltcraft 125-4 for reading temperatures.
When I connect the same device to my Mac, the temps are shown within the Artisan I installed there.

However, on the pi, I do no see any temp, the portconnection to the serial port is ok (/dev/ttyAMA0), at least no connection errors but the ET and BT within Artisan .

Any ideas why?

Please let me know.

Thanks and regards,
Any chance to check errors dialog in the Help menu ?
Hello renatoa,

Thanks for your reply, however, Help>Errors says: "Number of errors found 0"
Which version of Artisan are you running and distribution of PI software?

One of the developers, Marko, is a member here and often helps with Artisan questions.

KKTO Roaster.
Hello JackH,

This is the version info:

version = 2.4.4 (0)
Architecture = ('32bit', 'ELF')
Machine = armv7l
Platform name = Linux-5.10.17-v7l+-armv7l-with-debian-10.9
Processor =
Python Branch =
Python Build = ('default', 'Dec 20 2019 18:57:59')
Python Compiler = GCC 8.3.0
Python Implementation = CPython
Python Revision =
Python version = 3.7.3
Release = 5.10.17-v7l+
System = Linux
Version = #1421 SMP Thu May 27 14:00:13 BST 2021

Thanks and regards
When you type 'groups' in the terminal, do you see the word 'dialout'?

Are you sure it's /dev/ttyAMA0 and not e.g. /dev/ttyUSB0? (you can use the command 'ls /dev/tty*' to see all /tty serial ports)
Hello sebiiksbcs

Thanks for your reply...

Yes, that group exists:
[email protected]:~ $ groups
pi adm dialout cdrom sudo audio video plugdev games users input netdev lpadmin gpio i2c spi
[email protected]:~ $ id
uid=1000(pi) gid=1000(pi) groups=1000(pi),4(adm),20(dialout),24(cdrom),27(sudo),29(audio),44(video),46(plugdev),60(games),100(users),105(input),
[email protected]:~ $

If I use /dev/ttyAMA0 I do not get a serial port error, anything else (like "/dev/ttyUSB0") gives me a serial connection error...

So the port should be ok, however, I am lost why I do not see the temp readings within Artisan.

Thanks and regards,
Edited by JackH on 06/16/2021 3:31 AM
What about speed/baud rate... do they match ?
Is this a serial over usb connection, or pure usb ?
Hello renatoa,

This is USB-to-USB...
How do I know/check if speed/baud rate match?

Thanks and regards,
Baud rate is for serial lines, I guess USB negotiate the link with the counterpart.

Was curious to test in a serial monitor if TC4 reply to some simple commands.
Or at least to have a low level connection error message, that Artisan is not able to catch.
Thanks again...

So far, /dev/ttyAMA0 is the only port which does not give a connection error.

Since Artisan expects per default a baud rate of 9600, I tried with:

sudo stty -F /dev/ttyAMA0 9600

...but that did make any difference.

So I am a bit stuck.

I am using a Raspberry 4, could that be a cause since I noticed that Rasp 4 has undergone some changes with regards to the serial port:

However, this is just guessing...

Thanks and regards,
Is TC4 source compiled for 9600 then ?
Because default is 115200, as I know...

I am using as device the Voltcraft 125-4, why is it that your asking for TC-4?

Ah... oups... senior... Grin
Finally, I got succes!

It turned out that under the tab "modbus" I had to set the port /dev/ttyAMA0 and under the tab ET/BT the CP2102 controller.
With raspi-config I have enabled the use of the serial port on beforehand.

Thanks for all the support!
zamunda attached the following images:
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zamunda wrote:

Finally, I got succes!

It turned out that under the tab "modbus" I had to set the port /dev/ttyAMA0 and under the tab ET/BT the CP2102 controller.
With raspi-config I have enabled the use of the serial port on beforehand.

Thanks for all the support!

I am glad to hear it is working. Thanks for the follow up and fix for the problem.
Sorry we did not have the answer. I don't work with Linux very much.

KKTO Roaster.
Now I can get the readings of the temp probes within Artisan, next step would be to get these data into a Python-script in order to trigger an action of GPIO-connected external hardware fe "slow-down fan if BT < 150 C"...

Any ideas how to get access the readings within Python?

Came up with this script sofar but does not give me any data:

#!/usr/bin/env python
import time
import serial

ser = serial.Serial(
baudrate = 115200,

print "Starting here"

while 1:
print x

print "Ending here"

Sorry if this is the wrong place to ask these question, if it is, please let me know.

Thanks and regards,
Edited by zamunda on 06/18/2021 10:32 AM
Serial port being already opened by Artisan... you can't share same data with other application.

I became beware of that, using

So I guess my approach is wrong, is there another way to receive the temperature-data directly from Artisan?
I guess Artisan writes these data somewhere in a (temporarily)-file?

I noticed that a TC4 can be connected to Python-scripts, isn't this possible for commercial devices?

Thanks again and regards,
Yes, you have the Events dialog.
You can have there several types of events that can trigger actions, like a command line program/script launch.
The notation {} means an actual value passed as argument to that action.
For example to send to TC4 a fan control command from artisan, I am selecting the Air slider, then a Serial Command Action, with the "DCFAN;{}" as the action command sent to TC4. At runtime the {} symbols will be replaced with the slider actual value, and TC4 will control the fan speed accordingly.
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