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mono_auto

Hi,

I recently started using arduino boards for a project were I need to get data from two arduino boards. I have the same sketch for the two Arduinos, I am trying to measure dust density before and after a filter.
I tried to get data from serial monitor by opening the same sketch twice, by renaming one of them, but I can only open one serial monitor window, so I can only get data from one of the boards.
Is there someway I can get parallel Serial Monitor windows that will display the data from each arduino separately?

thank you

Grumpy_Mike

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Is there someway I can get parallel Serial Monitor windows that will display the data from each arduino separately?

No but you can run an other serial terminal program like putty to get the other data.

mono_auto

thank you,

so if I understand correctly I need to get a serial port adapter and connect the second arduino to my laptop through the serial port?

Grumpy_Mike

No just plug both into the USB sockets of the computer. Configure your terminal emulator for one and select the other from the arduino IDE.


PeterH


Is there someway I can get parallel Serial Monitor windows that will display the data from each arduino separately?


Yes. You need to open two separate instances of the Arduino IDE. Note that this is not the same thing as opening two sketches within the IDE and getting two main windows open; you need to launch two copies of the IDE from the start menu (or however else you launch it) and select the appropriate serial port for each one, then open the serial monitor.
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