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Topic: Using Arduino to open file on Mac (Read 602 times) previous topic - next topic

I am brand new to Arduino, and a decade rusty on C++.  I have the basics of on-board programming on the Arduino.  What I'd like to do is use the Arduino boad as a multi-purpose trigger to launch various tasks on my computer via USB. For example, when the ping board detects a distance of less than 3 feet, open a video or audio file on the computer.  I can send a command from the UNO via serial, but how can I get the computer to receive and process it?  Any kick in the right direction is appreciated.

rauloj

Run script on Mac which queries distance from arduino in endless loop.
If distance > 3 then open video.mov

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