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1  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Building a Bluetooth HID - advice sought on: June 25, 2013, 04:02:21 am
Hi
I'm wanting to develop a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse as part of a larger project run from an Arduino platform UNO or Leonardo preferred but not an absolute.
Can anyone offer and advice on where I should start re shields & code.    I appreciate the Leonardo has HIDs built in but not via BT.

Thanks in advance of your help
Graham
2  Using Arduino / Programming Questions / Programming an Arduino without IDE on: March 18, 2013, 04:58:38 pm
I want to use an Arduino in a product to help the severely disabled.

To allow me to provide software updates does anyone know if there is a way for me to provide a binary file that can be used to simply programme the Arduino using a programming tool (what?) but not the IDE. 

I wish to do this so I do not need to train non technical users how to use the IDE and to protect my coding as it may be a viable commercial product one day.  (well its a dream :-)

Any help gratefully received, thanks in advance.

Graham
3  Development / Other Software Development / Re: [MOD] Arduino Enhanced Release 1.0.3 for Windows (installer, drivers, etc) +SRC on: January 19, 2013, 05:44:14 am
I use my monitor program for debugging that uses "Serial.print..." to write to the Monitor.

With ERW this does not work.

I'm no expert but my observation is that with the Leonardo the USB is in the processor itself and the USB link drops out and back in twice during every download.  There are details on that elsewhere.  You also need to wait for the instance of the serial port to established by adding.
      while (!Serial) {    ; // wait for serial port to connect. Needed for Leonardo only  }

This I've done although I'm not convinced that works, nevertheless non-ERW environment works and ERW doesn't, shame because I really prefer your polished version and thought you should be aware.   Without a Leonardo I guess your a bit stuffed.   If I can do any tests to help you just shout up, in the meantime Ill use the tardy official IDE.

Thanks
Graham



4  Development / Other Software Development / Re: [MOD] Arduino Enhanced Release 1.0.3 for Windows (installer, drivers, etc) +SRC on: January 18, 2013, 04:24:30 pm
Hi eried hope you are well.

Ive been using ERW 1.0.3 with no problems on a Uno but now I'm using a Leonardo and I cannot get the coms to the monitor to work (same code but with the serial port test for the Leornardo).

It works ok with the non ERW ver 1.0.3

Any thoughts

best wishes
Graham

5  Development / Other Software Development / Re: [MOD] Arduino Enhanced Release 1.0.3 for Windows (installer, drivers, etc) +SRC on: January 18, 2013, 04:24:18 pm
Hi eried hope you are well.

Ive been using ERW 1.0.3 with no problems on a Uno but now I'm using a Leonardo and I cannot get the coms to the monitor to work (same code but with the serial port test for the Leornardo).

It works ok with the non ERW ver 1.0.3

Any thoughts

best wishes
Graham

6  Development / Suggestions for the Arduino Project / Re: Auto open Serial Monitor option please on: October 01, 2012, 04:20:50 am
Yep that sounds good.
Graham

(I still like the 'much more work' option as the best solution one day : perhaps hopefully in the official IDE release. :-)
7  Development / Suggestions for the Arduino Project / Re: Auto open Serial Monitor option please on: September 30, 2012, 02:53:37 pm

I discovered that ctrl-alt-e/u/i/o/u

will produce he characters: é ú í ó á

So its is definitely a keyboard driver 'feature'.
8  Development / Suggestions for the Arduino Project / Re: Auto open Serial Monitor option please on: September 30, 2012, 02:47:29 pm
Its the character  ú
It behaves the same way on my Vista PC with a UK keyboard.

There may be something weird with that combination...check out...
http://lists.frameusers.com/pipermail/framers/2009-January/015383.html

If the default behaviour of the IDE to cntl-U remained as  compile & Upload, why would adding the option in your configuration file to change that behaviour to compile Upload+Open monitor be a conflict?

I'm possibly not understanding the technology limitations.
Graham
9  Development / Suggestions for the Arduino Project / Re: Auto open Serial Monitor option please on: September 30, 2012, 11:26:22 am
The switched one works very well but the cnrl-alt-u will still cause a special ASCII (250) character.

This may be a UK/European keyboard driver feature to enable access to odd characters as used in some European spellings. (not UK English)

Graham
10  Development / Suggestions for the Arduino Project / Re: Auto open Serial Monitor option please on: September 30, 2012, 06:42:47 am
Well that works a treat for me   :-) :-)

But what's the long term solution...
I feel that the ability to set the default behaviour of ctrl-U would be the best, is this a possibility?

I could even live with ctrl-U  ctrl-U (twice) or is that pushing the standards :-)

BTW
The shortcut  ctrl-Alt-C (paste as html) seems to work ok

cheers
Graham
11  Development / Suggestions for the Arduino Project / Re: Auto open Serial Monitor option please on: September 29, 2012, 10:57:57 am
Thanks for that eried (I sent you a donation for this)

Unfortunately the combination Ctrl-Alt-U produces the ascii character 250 (ú) on my Pc running XP.
Which corrupts the source code without careful placing of the cursor  :smiley-cry

cheers
Graham

12  Development / Suggestions for the Arduino Project / Re: Auto open Serial Monitor option please on: September 26, 2012, 10:21:39 am
Ah - I did not think of that as a snag.   smiley-confuse

Ctrl 'right arrow'     ?

Any chance of a configuration setting to choose the default behaver of 'Ctrl U'   (ie with OR without the Serial Monitor launch)

Graham
13  Development / Suggestions for the Arduino Project / Re: Auto open Serial Monitor option please on: September 26, 2012, 07:25:02 am
Well done eried that's a huge improvement.  Thanks

Can I request a hot key to select the 'Upload then open Serial Monitor' option please.

Or better... add it as a configuration that forces this as a default when the 'upload' button is pressed.

10/10
Thanks again
Graham

14  Development / Suggestions for the Arduino Project / Re: Auto open Serial Monitor option please on: September 25, 2012, 11:06:19 am
That looks promising Ill try it tomorrow & let you know.
Thanks very much.
Graham
15  Development / Suggestions for the Arduino Project / Auto open Serial Monitor option please on: September 25, 2012, 10:18:37 am
Could I request that an option is added that auto opens the Serial Monitor after a successful upload please.

I have a debug monitor program  that I use for all debugging and it is tiresome to always have to manually select the Monitor after every compile.

Thanks
Graham
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