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Topic: Using Arduino to open file on Mac (Read 832 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.


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

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