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I don't know what to tell you. I started Processing and the Arduino IDE. I pasted your two sketches into the appropriate windows. I uploaded the code to the Arduino, and ran the Processing sketch. When I move the mouse back and forth in the little window that Processing posts, my LED gets brighter and dimmer.

I did confirm that the Processing sketch is sending a byte.


First of all thanks for checking this out.
This must mean physical connection is wrong.
I'm going over everything again.  :smiley-slim:


This is really weird.
Still nothing.
I have a message stating

"Display 0 does not exist, using the default display instead."

But from reading the various Processing forums this seems redundant...


Fixed the "Display 0 does not exist..." by editing prefernces.
Still nothing


PaulS, read one of your comments here http://arduino.cc/forum/index.php/topic,40414.0.html

And so added this in the arduino sketch:
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if (Serial.available()) {
    // read the most recent byte (which will be from 0 to 255):
    brightness = Serial.read();
    Serial.print (brightness);  //this was added now to check data w/o openineg serial monitor
    // set the brightness of the LED:
    analogWrite(ledPin, brightness);

and this in processing sketch:
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// write the current X-position of the mouse to the serial port as
// a single byte
println (port.readString());

I get "null" repeatedly.

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