Questions tagged [software]

Use this tag for questions relating to computer software used for interaction with the Arduino. For example, you could use this tag for questions about programming environments, or you could use it for PC/Arduino communication.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
1
vote
5answers
4k views

Is there a way of turning a computer into a Arduino type board? [closed]

The Arduino's processing power is not sufficient for some of the tasks I would like it to perform... I'm thinking of making a Home Automation System and would like some serious processing power at ...
1
vote
3answers
7k views

Problem with Software Serial: no response

I am using an Arduino Uno board with IDE 1.6.7. I have tried to implement a tweaked version of the basic example (SoftwareSerial example) from the Software Serial library. The code is attached. It ...
1
vote
1answer
370 views

Possibility of installing custom firmware from Arduino Uno R3? [closed]

I've been messing around with installing keyboard firmware onto my Arduino UNO R3 (I used this tutorial) and had an interesting idea: would it be possible to have this install custom firmware, ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Record a duration of time as data

I have very little experience with the Arduino and am hoping that you may provide me with some helpful info. I would like to build a device that records time spent on a project. I envision the main ...
2
votes
4answers
2k views

Take an Arduino or Teensy prototype to Mass production - Loading software onto microcontroller

I am developing an educational product that I would like to mass produce. I am not sure of the quantity yet, but I imagine we will make a few hundred PCBs at least to begin I spoke with an electrical ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Use ESP8266 as WiFi client connected to Arduino Pro Mini

So i'm trying to use the PubSubClient Library on my arduino mini pro, but I'm connecting to the internet via wifi using an ESP8266. Using a mini means I have to use software serial to connect to the ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Updating the ARDuino code over GPRS

I've been searching a little for self-updating the ARDuino, and most i've come about is updating it using a wifi / lan shield. Now I have a GPRS shield that can connect it to the internet. Say that I ...
0
votes
2answers
594 views

Can't get software serial to work

So I have two Arduinos (Arduino Nano) and I'm trying to get them to communicate via SoftwareSerial. I have the 'sending' Arduino's D10 pin connected to the 'recieving' Arduino's D11 pin, and vice ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

SoftwareSerial Write to return Read in Serial Monitor?

Hoping someone can help me out in my conundrum here... I currently am testing the SoftwareSerial library out to understand how I may use it in my project. I have a wire running from pin 6 to pin 9, ...
0
votes
1answer
236 views

arduino weather shield and wind speed

I have Arduino Mega and Weather Shield. I want to calculate wind speed. float get_wind_speed() { float deltaTime = millis() - lastWindCheck; //750ms deltaTime /= 1000.0; float windSpeed = (...
2
votes
3answers
44k views

Make a PC graphical interface for Arduino - Any easy software? [closed]

What's the best/easiest software to make a PC-Arduino interface? Ideally, I need to create a .exe that shows up a simple graphic interface, where the user can display data acquired from sensors ...
1
vote
2answers
94 views

What software is available for use with AVRISP and USBASP on ATMega48, 328, 2560?

What software is available for use with AVRISP and USBASP on ATMega328, 2560 for read/write fuse, flash and EEPROM for UNO, Pro Mini and Mega2560 board? (a fact question not opinion) Which software ...
0
votes
2answers
317 views

Measure LiPo / Li-Ion SOC or the ever standing question of how much juice is remaining in my battery?

So I have a project in which an arduino runs on a two cell LiPo battery and I need a fast, straight forward way to determine remaining battery charge (with an accuracy of 10% so I only have a readout ...
5
votes
2answers
1k views

Formula / calculation of the function random() / randomSeed()

In which file can I find the calculation that is called with random()? If it is not too much could you also post the content in your answer? I am using an Arduino Uno and its standard IDE. I found ...
22
votes
2answers
64k views

Reset an Arduino Uno in code

Is it possible to reset an Arduino (i.e., to reboot it) from code (i.e from the sketch itself)? I know that is possible with a special circuit but is there a chance to make it just with code? Below ...
10
votes
3answers
15k views

How to call C functions from Arduino sketch?

I would like to know if there is a way to call functions that are contained within C files using an Arduino sketch? My C file declares and defines a function. To save putting the messy function ...
7
votes
1answer
14k views

How to build (concat) a string with big numbers

new to arduino I'm struggling with what sounds like fairly n00b problem... I've wired up a adafruit GPS-board to my Arduino and it is working as it spits out GPS data to the serial port with Serial....
6
votes
1answer
4k views

How to use RS-232 sheild as software serial port?

I would like to be able to use a USB port at the same time as an RS-232 port with my Arduino Uno board. I unwittingly bought a shield that (I think?) overrides the USB port when it is mounted to the ...
14
votes
5answers
6k views

Programming options other than C++

Can I program my Arduino using any programming language other than C++? If so, which programming languages? What software would I need for compiling and loading my code onto the Arduino?
13
votes
2answers
1k views

Assembly on the Arduino: IO registers

Question: What registers do I use to access the IO on the Arduino Uno when I am using assembly for programming? Background: I was interested in practicing my assembly language skills on the Arduino (...

1
2