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A library for emulating UART functionality in software on any available digital IO pins. Use this tag for questions regarding SoftwareSerial.

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Arduino Problem with using SoftwareSerial and SPI

I am using an external ADC (via SPI) and also a GPS receiver (Software Serial). I tried each one of them and it's working fine. Now, when I try to integrate both of them in one sketch, I can only make ...
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SerializeJson not working when using softserial

IDE:1.8.8 Board:Arduino UNO When I use the code below, I get result of print like this. { "result": [ { "ID": "01", "Value": [ "2", "1", "13" ] } ] } But when I use SoftwareSerial and in the setup ...
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Problem: char string not working with SoftwareSerial.h

I am creating a program to display text on an OLED display and then have it sent to a thermal printer. The issue is my second char string: word_buffer When I try to use word_buffer for any reason it ...
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Is it possible to make an HTTP get request using AT Commands without knowing the IP address of the web server?

I have the following code that can read a web page using HTTP get but I can only do it because the website I am doing it to has a static IP address, but in my project I am just hosting it on a free ...
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How to chose softserial library use on Arduino project?

I want to do a project that has multiple Arduino communication through UART, that project project one of limit is using Arduino Nano (small and cheap). I need to set 4 serial port instance on Nano to ...
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Arduino ESP8266 ESP-01S GET command

Looking for some help on this please. It is a little long winded, but the point of it is I cannot retrieve a string response via my ESP8266 ESP-01S. I connect my ESP to my Ardiuno using ...
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Several Software Serial Ports

I am planning to use an Arduino (Nano ideally, or Other) to send and receive information from several software serial ports to other arduinos, over their available pins, ideally 8 ports. I could ...
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Why my serial message won't show on another when I try use 2 Arduino communication

I am trying to make a simple chatting program with my 2 arduino uno and 2 PC. But when I tried write a message using PC1 serial monitor the message won't show up on PC2 serial monitor. I can't see the ...
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Measure Sofware Serial write() time

As you probably know, SoftwareSerial uses Interrupts to do some of the timing stuff of the Serial communication. What I am trying to accomplish is to measure the time that it takes SoftwareSerial....
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ESP-8266 stopped working due to possibly faulty perfboard layout

I have been following this tutorial to set up my ESP8266. I have also recreated on a perfboard the circuit provided in the tutorial, and I intend to use this perfboard circuit in my project. The ...
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Making a ATMega328P-PU and computer communicate but not by standard serial communication

So i have been trying to make a ATMega328P-PU using the Arduino bootloader and a computer communicate the same way brands like Logitech and Razer makes their mouse's and keyboard's communicate with ...
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Need Basic Help with Software Serial

I am testing the basic Software Serial example on the arduino website, but I cant get the myserial to print #include <SoftwareSerial.h> SoftwareSerial mySerial(10, 11); // RX, TX void setup() ...
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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 ...
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ESP8266 SoftwareSerial not receiving any character

I want to use a ESP8266 (ESP12) to receive data from a counter at 9600 baud via SotwareSerial. But my program does not receive any data. I broke it down to the code i attach here. I tried it using ...
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Software serial conflict with WiFi on ESP8266

I'm trying to use an ESP8266 (Wemos D1 mini) to read from a 19.2K serial port and report the results over WiFi. Programming is via Arduino IDE. The code to read the port works just fine if WiFi is not ...
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My Arduino freezes if power removed from the HMI

I have an Arduino (Pro Mini) connected to an HMI display over serial. When the user pushes a button on the HMI screen, it activates a relay attached to one of the digital pins on the Arduino. For ...
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Can't send SoftwareSerial to Class Object

I have a problem when I try to use SoftwareSerial in a class.. Here my detail My class class MyEsp8266 { protected: SoftwareSerial *esp8266; public: MyEsp8266(SoftwareSerial *...
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Ov7670 (without FIFO) captures the images twice at the same time

I recently started working on an security camera system, with an arduino uno and an OV7670 camera without FIFO memory, and an ESP-8266 to transfer the images to a webserver. Everything is working, ...
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Can't replace SoftwareSerial by Serial1 on Mega board

This sketch runs well with SoftwareSerial define and the monitor displays device modbus values. But now, i want to replace SoftwareSerial by Serial1 and i have no data. This is the sketch with ...
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Weird issue with software serial?

Hi i am trying to write a library to communicate between the arduino and the esp 8266. I wrote a command that that sends an AT command to the esp chip. So far I have tested these commands : AT, AT+GMR,...
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mySerial.available() is returning 0

I am using bluetooth hc-05, arduino uno and ap app created by mit app inventor.The problem is myserial.available is returning 0 and hence its loop is not getting executed. I had connected four pins of ...
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ESP8266 ASCII to HEX convertion and checking

I am trying to convert ASCII to hex and check if the hex is equal to that hex that I want. For example: 1B 42 05 it means B in ASCII, I need to check if that hex is equal to 1B 42 05. Here I need ...
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GSM SIM900A SMS content not displaying

I am trying to read messages sent from my mobile to a GSM SIM900A module on my Arduino Serial monitor. Neither does the AT+CMGR command nor does the AT+CMGL command display SMS content. I also tried ...
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AtTiny44 and AtTiny 85 communication

I'm working on a project where I use two microcontrollers: an AtTiny44 (20MHz ext clock) and an AtTiny85 (8MHz internal). What I'm trying to achieve is an I2C communication between the 85 and the 44, ...
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I can send on software serial, but not read?

I've been cracking my head over this for a long while. Like many before me, I'm trying to send and receive data from a HM-10 bluetooth module, arduino mega adk and the app called BLE Scanner. I've ...
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getting error 'Serial' was not declared in this scope

I am adding Dust Sensor to my particle photon project at home, I got this GitHub project that I want to test before implementing a final code. I am not an expert in cpp, I wanted to modularise the ...
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SIM800L module just repeating data sent via serial

I've got a Teensy 2.0 with simple AltSoftSerial as displayed on image: As you can see, when I send a command (or any other input via serial) the SIM800L module sends me the same input. I tried to ...
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Alternative Rx/Tx Pins for Arduino Uno and Pro Mini

Do they have specific pins that is best to be use as Rx/Tx pins (aside from D0 and D1)? If so, what makes them special? edit: What pin feature i should look out for when choosing the rx/tx pin? Is ...
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Serial data not parsed correctly

The code I have works for the most part but when I send data via bluetooth received over software serial, too quickly, it is not parsed correctly. I'm a bit stuck with what can be done to a void the ...
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Make Arduino send and receive at the same time

I am working on a project where I connect a GPS module and GPRS SIM900 shield. The location will be sent when it recives a certain character. Now my question is, can the Arduino receive from GPRS and ...
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Is two modules using Serial Interface on one Arduino Uno possible?

I was wondering if I have both a Bluetooth HC-05 module and a GPS module (uBlox 7N) is it possible both for both to be using the serial interface? I'm aware they cant be operating simultaneously ...
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serial data transfer on gps shield duinopeak

I'm using an arduino uno r3 with a gps shield duinopeak. The shield is configured using RX pin 3 and Tx pin 2, as image below: I'm using the TinyGPSPlus library to read NMEA data. This is my code: /...
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ESP8266 Software serial to ATmega 328 is not properly working

Thanks in advance.. We are having esp8266-12E chip and Atmega328 connected as follows, ESP 12 pin as Tx,13 pin as Rx && Atmega328 13pin as Rx, 12pin as Tx. Everything works fine, but while ...
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Accessing one code using another code on RobotDyn Uno+WiFi board [closed]

Ok so I've been trying to do this for quite some time now. Still couldn't get it to work. I am trying to read a ESP8266 WiFi program from a normal Arduino Uno program. I've seen some people do this: #...
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Unexpected result with the GSM module A6

I have a GSM A6 module, like this one. I'm going to use an Arduino Nano as a bridge to communicate with it, I have an external power source (since I read that this module can consume up to 2A at its ...
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SoftwareSerial with ESP8266

I am communicating with ESP8266 using SoftwareSerial of Arduino UNO. I can successfully send AT commands and get response when communicating through the terminal. But if i programmatically send ...
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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 ...
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Unable to receive data when using multiple SoftSerial on Arduino Nano

I am trying to use several (four) software-based serial ports to talk to different peripheral hardware. However, I am unable to receive data through the SoftSerial when using more than one software ...
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SIM808 module GSM working fine, GPS not working (No GPS ready message on power on)

I powered on my SIM808 module. It showed me following output: RDY +CFUN: 1 +CPIN: READY Call Ready SMS Ready It supposed to show GPS ready also. I sent AT command and return ok. However ...
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array to serial

i want to send an array of int to another arduino by serial. To garantie a better robust during the transmission, i added < and > with endMarker and startMarker. The receiver wait until the ...
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Reading SMS using Arduino Uno and SIM800L and print on LCD (16x2 alphanumeric) using serial connection NEED HELP

Well, I am making a device, which has to receive SMS and print the text using am LCD display. Now I have code that can receive SMS and store it into a string variable using serial connection. Here is ...
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How to write a library that support both HW and SW Serial communication and allow user to chose which one to use?

I'm working on a library for Arduino/ESP8266/Teensy that use serial to send AT commands. I want to make it as customizable as possible, so I avoided to hardcode the serial and I ask for a reference in ...
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Entire arrays are not read by Processing sent by Arduino unless cord is unplugged and plugged back in?

I am using an Arduino to read sensors and then send the data to the serial port for Processing to read. It works totally fine when I first download the code and run the Processing program. But if I ...
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For Arduino, is there a meaningful difference between carriage returns?

Serial.write(0x0d); // hex Serial.write(13); // ASCII Serial.write('\r'); // char Is one more efficient? I read how it depends on the terminal program. So does that mean the IDE? (This is my ...
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Get data from website with ESP8266 using AT commands

I'm trying to get data from a website by sending a HTTP GET request via AT commands for the ESP8266. Here is my current code: #include <SoftwareSerial.h> const byte rxPin = 2; const byte txPin ...
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Error: 'SofwareSerial' does not name a type

I have trouble compiling this sketch. The error I get is 'SoftwareSerial' does not name a type Any ideas how could I fix it? #include SoftwareSerial.h SoftwareSerial mySerial(10, 11); // RX, TX ...
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Serial communication between 2 arduino's doesn't works when Sending string in a program with a lot of functions

Note : This question is completely different from the questions that I have asked before although the code snippets might be the same, So please do not waive it as a duplicate right when you see ...
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How to communicate with ESP8266 ESP01 by sending data through softwareserial on Arduino Uno?

I am able to send AT commands when connecting to the software through the TX/RX pins (1, 0) and the ESP01 communicates perfectly. However, as soon as I start doing that same thing with code I can't ...
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HC-05 modules with joystick driven platform [closed]

I am working to create a joystick controlled platform using bluetooth to communicate, but am having several problems. The platform https://www.dfrobot.com/wiki/index.php/Cherokey_4WD_Mobile_Platform_(...
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I'm looking for a way to serially communicate with a multi mesh Arduino slave network

I have one PC running Visual Studio and a program that will be sending commands to Arduinos via serial COM Ports. So, in 11 Nano MCUs, I will have motor drivers L293D/L298N ICs, while in other Nanos I ...