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Im trying to use Arduino-15 in windows 7 and it seems to work until i try and use the serial terminal in the IDE. It just kicks back random symbols. For instance the following code :


void setup() {

void loop() {

returns this :



I started using the luminet port and thought it might have been a problem with that but its happenign with the normal IDE too. Any Ideas?

sy kristina

Try changing the baud rate to what the sketch uses, this usually helps...




Jun 03, 2009, 08:41 pm Last Edit: Jun 03, 2009, 10:12 pm by madworm Reason: 1
Maybe this is just a baud rate settings problem.

But let me ask this:

Why do people willingly use BETA (if at all) quality software and complain about stuff not working ?
I'm pretty sure that even Microsoft strictly advises against using their beta releases in any production environment.
Would you ride a sports car with officially untested airbags and have the guts to sue the car dealer because your head punched a whole into the steering wheel ?

...cooling down...

This only complicates thing so much more. Please use software that is known to work, and that doesn't include any kind of BETA or "release candidate" products. Wait for service pack 2 ;-)
• Upload doesn't work? Do a loop-back test.
• There's absolutely NO excuse for not having an ISP!
• Your AVR needs a brain surgery? Use the online FUSE calculator.
My projects: RGB LED matrix, RGB LED ring, various ATtiny gadgets...
• Microsoft is not the answer. It is the question, and the answer is NO!


Well the fact that you can download the sketch to the Arduino (without errors is assume?) should indicate that your windows USB serial port is working ok. Sound like you haven't set your Arduino IDE's serial monitor baud rate selection to 9600 baud.


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