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Is it possible to send a Configuration File viz. conf.json that can be sent to the Arduino Yun via Ethernet and a Python Program can parse the configuration and set for example Sampling Rate of a Sensor which is connected to the 32u4?

The problem for me is that Sampling Rate in the Arduino Sketch is actually a preprocessor directive and I understand that C++/Arduino Sketches need to be compiled once before the changes take place.

However, how can I change the preprocessor directive in the sketch using a configuration file?

e.g.

#define SAMPLE_RATE (100)

in a conf.json file somewhere there might be:

{"sample_rate": 1000}

Once the .json file is parsed using python is it possible to change

#define SAMPLE_RATE (100) // to #define SAMPLE_RATE (1000)
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You can't. You'll have to change your macro into a variable and change that variable when suitable data is received through the serial port.

You may also have to trigger a reconfiguration of whatever software is doing the sampling, or reconfigure the hardware, depending on what it is you are sampling.

  • What if I had the Sketch on the Yun on an SD Card and use sed to check the parameters and compile the code again using command line? – Shan-Desai Dec 15 '17 at 14:16
  • That would just be plain nasty. Using a variable instead of a #define should be simple enough, depending on what you are doing in your code with that value. – Majenko Dec 15 '17 at 14:16
  • I think you are right in this sense. I might as well use the Atheros microprocessor as a middleware to store the data and then do stuff on python and nodejs scripts than on the Microcontroller. Thanks for the insight – Shan-Desai Dec 15 '17 at 14:20

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