I'm trying to write a program in Python 2.7 to control two servos over serial with an Arduino Mega and Adafruit motor shield.
I'm running windows 7, and cannot for the life of me figure out how to install Pyserial, which should do everything I need it to do.
According to this:http://playground.arduino.cc/interfacing/python
After installing pySerial, reading data from Arduino is straightforward... Writing data to Arduino is easy too:
Installing PySerial on Win7, however, seems to require a Ph.D in Python. For starters, the only file I could find to download to install PySerial, is a tar.gz file, which, as far as I understand, only works on Linux.
Is Firmata a better option? It seems more complicated to use than PySerial would be if I could get it to work. All I really need is basic send/receive stuff.