I'm a newby, so pls, forgive me in case I'm asking somethink a bit stupid
I had been looking long time a solution to send data trough USB Serial port from the PC to the Arduino but always is needed to have the Serial Monitor Open. Is possible to send data with serial monitor closed?
During the development phase could not a real problem, but once the project is finished, my project will need to receive data from PC using the USB. If I need to have the Arduino SDK open will be a bit weird.
Thanks for your help!
The Arduino communicates with the PC as a simple serial comm port. Any PC software that can connect to a PC's comm port can then send or receive from an Arduino. The Arduino serial statements are not limited to just sending or receiving from the Arduino IDE serial monitor.
You are free to use the the Arduino IDE serial monitor to test and debug your sketch, but once done the serial link is available and usable for any PC application program that can work with a comm port.
That make sense?