Questions tagged [softwareserial]

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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HC-12 modules stopped receiving, cannot understand why

I've created a simple transmitter with an HC-12 and an Arduino Nano (clone), where I send the values of DHT11 and LM35 sensors to a receiver unit made only of a Wemos D1 and another HC-12. Setup is ...
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Did not find fingerprint sensor :( Arduino Mega 2560 Adafruit Fingerprint Sensor

I'm getting the following error when I try to enroll fingerprints using the Arduino Mega 2560 microcontroller along with a Fingerprint Scanner: Did not find fingerprint sensor :( The exact devices ...
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Accessing softwareserial.available in the arduino loop function always return 0 but in the setup function returns the available byte [duplicate]

I am working on an accident detection system using arduino, what i want to do is to store the recipient phonenumber received as an SMS in the arduino EEPROM, using Serial1.available() to check for ...
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Basketball board arduino endlessly transmitting shot scored

I've been working on trying to get this arduino project I found to work but I've been encountering some problems. The project was designed for an Arduino mega 2560 but I've been using my UNO and ...
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Two serials can't work on the same speed

I have a device which sits on pins 10/11 of Arduino UNO. I am trying to send commands from my PC using Arduino to relay my commands to the device via Serial. The problem is that if I use speed 9600 ...
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Problem of fetching data from web page using Arduino Uno and ESP8266

Project goal is to control a relay over web. I made a php page that receives the post data from Arduino then store the values sent into a mysql database (which is the relay status now). Now I need to ...
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Arduino reads hc-05 device connecting status

Hello I want to get an arduino get status of bluetooth hc 05 if connect with device or not . I'm trying by myself and search on internet website but I can't find useful things.
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ESP8266-01 serial communication with Arduino UNO

I have been looking forever why my serial communication is not working, hopefully someone can help me here. Arduino UNO code: //ARDUINO UNO CODE #include <arduino.h> #include <...
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HC-05 Bluetooth module doesn't read data correctly from my Android phone

I have made a home automation project where am using an Arduino Uno and HC-05 Bluetooth module and an Android app. I did everything properly but when I send commands from my Android app it works ...
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RS485 Communication between arduino uno to arduino uno to

currently i working with rs485 communication protocol . Communicating with two arduino uno boards using RS485 module. Followed the code from arduino forum . Everybody says codes working well but ...
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SoftwareSerial data being corrupted - looking for suggestions

I'm having problems running a serial communication between a NodeMCU ESP8266 and an Arduino Uno. I'm using the "standard" SUART setup, i.e. pins D1&D2 on the ESP are hooked up with GPIOs 2&3 ...
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Arduino GPS Simulator: SoftwareSerial Issues

For my project, i need my Arduino Uno to simulate a GPS. To do this, I need to: Generate a 5V Pulse once a second (no problem) Send a $GPRMC NMEA sentence with the current time over RS-232 (i've got ...
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vk2828u7g5lf GPS module over SoftwareSerial

So my goal was simple. Trying to get a GPS speed, and show it on a display (later use it to control a stepper motor). I am using the vk2828u7g5lf GPS module from Banggood, which after days of ...
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SoftwareSerial Stopped Working

I have been browsing the internet for about 3 hours now, it appears other people have had the same problem but I can't find a solution for it. Basically yesterday I received my first GSM module and I ...
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Multiple Serial Ports Stream Switch

I am trying to define multiple serial ports (multiple BMS management boards) and select via a global variable the port which one is active, this is the sketch I am trying to modify. https://github....
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Laser emitter + receiver for Arduino (Arduino to Arduino communication)

I'm working on a project using 2 Arduinos connected to 2 computers to demo Serial to Serial communication. We're using Arduino Uno connected to the computer via Serial and software serial for inter-...
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Using XBEE from my laptop, I want to assign multiple values in the Arduino

I'm trying to control motors by Arduino, from my laptop. I'm using MATLAB to send over packets of data, i.e. 'x=100,y=150,z=200' My scheme was to send this packet to Arduino, and have Arduino extract ...
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How will Arduino communicate wirelessly through XBee?

I am using one XBee S2 configured as coordinator API attached to my laptop and one XBee S2 attached to an Arduino Uno that is configured as a router AT. I want to generate an alarm on LabVIEW as I ...
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Serial doesn't initialise on Arduino Mega 2560 when not powered via the USB port

I am working on a project with a Mega 2560 and a Sim800L module. Everything works fine, however if i don't connect the USB port (at least once) and power only externally (either by Vin unregulated 7-...
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how to make GPRS/GSM SIM900 shield work with gps neo-6M module using Arduino UNO board

I'm a beginer to arduino program.i will like to make a program that will send latitude and longitude on my mysql database.so since 3 days i try to learn how to use all this material(GPRS/GSM SIM900 ...
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AT command is not responding on serial monitor

I am trying to send AT commands to ESP8266. I re-flashed ESP8266 http://imgur.com/a/J8Ueh I followed this tutorial http://remotexy.com/en/help/esp8266-firmware-update/ and I hope it re-flashed ...
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Cannot receive data from GPS SD Shield V2-B

I am attempting to receive GPS data from a GPS SD Shield V2-B purchased from maplin. I have attempted the very simple sketch they provide on their website linksprite.com. I have also tried following a ...
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How to communicate with GPS SIM900a without Serial Monitor

I am fairly new to Arduino. I was working on a project where I use a GSM SIM900a modem interfaced with an Arduino. The AT commands are sent via the Arduino to the GSM Modem. The problem, however, is ...
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Not able to control digital pins using commands sent via HC-05 module

I am trying to control the LED on pin13 using the below code but it's not working. With this code I am able to print to the Serial Monitor but the code has no effect on the any of the digital pins. I ...
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Accelerometer (I2C) and Fona Shield (software serial) won't work together

I am using a Fona 808 shield with an Arduino Uno and the LSM303 accelerometer. The accelerometer is connected via I2C and the Fona uses software serial. My project requires the accelerometer to be ...
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Can I connect a NEO-6M GPS Module and ESP8266 to the same Arduino?

Can I connect a NEO-6M GPS Module and ESP8266 to the same Arduino? I think both modules require the use of the RX and TX pins.
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Arduino Mega 2560 SoftwareSerial Not Working

We have an xBee Pro S2C that is using this library (https://github.com/andrewrapp/xbee-arduino) very well on a Software Serial connection to ports 2 and 3 on an Arduino Uno. However, when we take the ...
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Uno to NodeMCU Serial Connection Problem

This is my first project with any sort of development board and it has been a blast so far. I am running into some issues, however, while trying to send serial data from my Uno to a NodeMCU board. ...
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Serial communication from Arduino to ESP8266 NodeMCU works, but from NodeMCU to Arduino isn't working

My circuit connection is like: (I am following this tutorial) Code uploaded to Arduino: #include <SoftwareSerial.h> #include <ArduinoJson.h> SoftwareSerial s(5,6); void setup() { s....
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Trouble in acquiring NEO6M GPS data through S-Function builder at Matlab simulink using Arduino libraries

I have connected a NEO6M GPS module to an Arduino Mega 2560 and programmed using TinyGPS++ library's "Device Example". I am getting proper data at serial port. NEO6MGPS to ArduinoMega2560 Vcc ...
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Sim800 FTP Arduino

I've been unable to FTP anything using an Arduino and SIM800L. I have reduced the code as far as possible: #include <SoftwareSerial.h> //Create software serial object to communicate with ...
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Converting each digit in an integer to its respective ASCII characters

For example what would be the process of converting the integer 1023 into ascii characters of 0x31 (1) 0x30 (0) 0x32 (2) 0x33 (3) Not looking for any library functions (I know of Serial.print() and ...
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Will this code for braking of dc motor using sensor work?

#define trigPin 13 #define echoPin 14 #define e1 10 // Enable Pin for motor 1 #define t1 8 // Control pin 1 for motor 1 #define t2 9 // Control pin 2 for motor 1 #define led 3 #define led2 5 #...
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no matching function to call for SoftwareSerial::SoftwareSerial(int&,int&)? How to rectify this problem

#include <LiquidCrystal.h> #include <SoftwareSerial.h> float pulse = 0; float temp = 0; SoftwareSerial ser(9,10); String apiKey = "U5AGYVQT5JRJPSDR"; // Variables int pulsePin = A0;...
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Use ATtiny85 to perform initial config on a Cisco router using its USB console port

We have 200+ brand new Cisco routers that have USB console ports (but not the old RJ45 serial console ports). This is quite frustrating because the routers didn't ship with console cables and Cisco ...
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Send data string from Arduino UNO to ESP8266-01

Is there anyway to send a string from an Arduino UNO to a ESP8266-01 (one with only 8 pins RX, TX, CH-PD, vcc, ground, reset, GPIO0, GPIO2) without using without using AT commands. I've looked ...
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How do software interfaces compare to hardware interfaces in therms of speed and reliability?

The Arduino core includes numerous software interfaces mimicking the hardware interfaces provided by the chip and even extending beyond. My question is, if in a project I can either use software or ...
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Nodemcu & GSM module & CLIP problem (CLIP line not always appears on the serial connection)

I'm working on phone-controlled car park gate. Trusted employees numbers are saved on SIM card/hard coded in program. So the idea is, if a trusted person calls the "gate number" ; Nodemcu will ...
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GSM incoming bytes from UART not complete

I have used AT commands to read incoming bytes from serial buffer from SIM900A but I cannot get the complete message using the code below: while(ss.available()>0) { inChar=ss.read(); inString+=...
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Using Arduino as ISP and SoftwareSerial at the same time

I'm trying to use my Arduino Uno as an ISP to program an ATTiny85 and at the same time check my board by using the SoftwareSerial library to output the values I'm getting from my sensor. Is this ...
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Characters like '$' coming through weirdly (as in '$$amd4') when sent from ESP8266 to Uno via Serial

I am running a program on an Uno using data that an ESP8266 is sending via Serial (can't run directly on the ESP8266 due to not enough GPIOs) and I'm having a problem where characters like '$' on a ...
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SoftwareSerial interfers with TVout

I'm using an Arduino uno and a Nodemcu for making a game with the phone as a WiFi controller. The Nodemcu is the server that receives inputs from the phone connected via WiFi and sends to the Arduino ...
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UART communication - Serial is always empty

I have a payment terminal which uses UART (or simply speaking Rx, Tx, Gnd pins) and I have an Android tablet app which is connected to the terminal using USB to DB9 adapter based on PL2303 chip. The ...
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Using the YS-IRTM with an Arduino Uno

Picked up a YS-IRTM IR Transmitter/Receiver module to do some testing for a project. There's not a lot of details on it but eventually came across two very important sources: Translated Module ...
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SoftwareSerial receives beginning of data mangled

I'm using SoftwareSerial to communicate with a Sigfox module. Documentation for the read function assigns its value to a char. However using it I get mangled characters and also have read in other ...
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GMS send SMS text messages many times

The GSM sends many SMS text messages and does not stop. How to send only one SMS? This is my code: #include <SoftwareSerial.h> SoftwareSerial mySerial(9, 10); char msg; int vibr_pin = 7; void ...
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reference to 'File' is ambiguous. Why am I getting this error?

The program is supposed to take photo and store the picture into the SD card with the timestamp. My Program Code: #include <SdFat.h> #include <Adafruit_VC0706.h> #include <SPI.h> #...
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HLW8032 UART sends random data ( Registers Overflow often)

I designed my own version of smart socket just like the Sonoff with power metering chip HLW8032. And when I read the data in ESP-12F the data doesn't have a fixed format. To troubleshoot the issue, I ...
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ESP8266 crashing with blue LED always on and without the word “w_flash” on startup

When using Arduino SoftwareSerial with ESP8266, the blue led turns always on every time I reset the circuit by power. The only way to take the ESP working again is reflashing with the SDK 2.2.1, AT ...
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Serial.availableForWrite versus Serial.flush

Is there a difference between the following two line codes? while (Serial.availableForWrite <= 0) {} versus Serial.flush() Thanks!

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