October 26, 2012

Control and read Arduino I/O from a PC

 Arduino enthusiast Rohit Gupta has written a useful Windows-based program to interface with an Arduino board. It would be useful for testing hardware connected to digital output pins and also reading the values returned from analogue inputs - great for testing prototype hardware without having to insert temporary testing code in sketches. However you do need to upload Rohit's sketch to interpret the commands from the PC. Watch the following snazzy video for a demonstration:

Visit Rohit's instructable for more information and the software download. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you're looking for another way to control your Arduino project, consider the Internet by using our Freetronics EtherTen. Apart from being fully Arduino Uno-compatible, it has onboard Ethernet, microSD socket, full USB connection (no pesky FTDI cables needed) and supports optional Power-over-Ethernet:

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