Tellurium has been updated. You can download the latest installer from here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/85621331/tellurium%20setup.exe
(NB: changed as of 27th June, 2013)
Any questions / feedback / suggestions / bugs can be added to this thread.Roadmap (what's coming next):
- timer based send to com port. ie specify a string and an interval and Tellurium will send the string at that interval until you stop it.Known issues:
- toggling the auto scroll function can lead to incorrect scrolling when it's just been turned off. brain currently broken. function will be fixed but is not critical to application.
- the raw output memo is meant to be using a fixed width font but fails to render all characters with the same width.Version history:Version 126.96.36.199
- Fix: bluetooth ports should now be handled efficiently at start up. This also fixes a bug where modules like HC06 BT modules would be essentially disabled by the app starting up.
- New: Stay on top button addedVersion 188.8.131.52
- Fix: kinda. Reset may almost work at resetting a board that is continuously spitting out data. Maybe.
- New: raw output modes update. 3 options:
- Ascii: just displays the raw ascii, replacing non-printable characters with a period ('.').
- Hex: displays the hex value of each character. You can specify characters per line, from 0 to 42. At 0, no manual line wrapping occurs. From 1 to 42, horizontal scrollbars ensure your wrapping happens where you want it to.
- Both: displays the hex value and then the character value further to the right. Characters per line is restricted to 1..42, and horizontal scrollbars make sure this happens regardless of window size.
- Fix: switching from Hex output mode with width == 0 to "Both" output mode resulted in an error.Version 184.108.40.206
- Fix: "Clear" raw output when not connected. Version 220.127.116.11
- Fix: 0 characters per line in hex output mode now does what you expect: start world war III. Or leave wrapping to the memo control, and hence wrap at the edges of the memo. Pick one.
- Fix: the number of characters (n) to display per line is now honoured, rather than n+1. Good old greater than comparison not quite up to the task.Version 18.104.22.168
- New: hex output now available. number of characters per line displayed is settable from 0 to 48. Software proven to not be idiot proof. Maybe I should go and fix that 0 characters / line edge case. Nah. She'll be right.
- New: ascii output replaces non-printable characters other than space, tab and cr/lf as "."
- Fix: show/hide sent text toggle at startup now updating correctlyVersion 22.214.171.124
- show / hide sent text history
- DBG library integration: variables and pins sent via DBG are displayed on the "Parsed variables" tabVersion 126.96.36.199
- displays all currently connected com ports with a description of what's connected to that port
- all drop down selection, toggle button, form position, etc settings should be saved and restored at startup
- auto reset upon connect
- manual reset
- manual reset button present in numerous places, so you don't have to look away from your current app focus to reset the board. Haven't seen this done like this before, am curious how it will be received.
- heaps of functionality trimmed due to incomplete implementation. eesh. the ideas were flowing like runaway trains...
- hints implemented for all controls. if you want to know what something does, hover your mouse over the control and a little hint should pop up and tell you
- state-driven controls. ie if due to current application / com port state, it does not make sense to click a button, said button should be disabled. eg: you are not connected to a com port, so the reset buttons are disabled. No doubt someone will find an exception(s) to the rule. Just let me know if it glares at you in its lack of logic.
- toggle automatic raw output: it will keep arriving but you can choose to not display it. refresh button allows you to update the raw output display
- toggle auto scrollBackground
I dislike the Serial Monitor app that comes with Arduino IDE.
uglier than sin. Good grief.
Hyperterminal doesn't ship with Windows ... and if you get a hold of it. wtf?
Putty is ... dunno didn't even look. I mudded with it once, that was enough to put me off.
Anyway. I have been doing a lot of USB / serial port interfacing with external hardware using Delphi recently, so I thought I'd start writing my own serial monitor. As I have been climbing the Arduino development learning curve, I have found debugging to be a bit of a chore, so I thought I'd integrate a debugging library with the serial monitor also.
I apologise in advance for naming my software app, if you find that conceited. I can't help it.
I have it up and running, with some basic debugging library integration as well. Here's what it looks like running my latest sketch (I was holding the green button down when I took the snapshot):Debugging library:
The DBG debugging library has been released. Full details and download links can be found here: http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=173301.0
Comments / suggestions welcome.