I am learning how to use APIs with Python, and would like to scroll some information my script pulls on the LCD I have hooked up to my Arduino Uno. I am mainly trying to do this as a general exercise to learn how to use Python and Arduino together. I have been able to get an LED to light up when the Python script reaches a certain point (I had another thread here
), but now instead of just sending a value to look for, I actually want to sent strings from my Python script to the LCD.
Is this even a recommendable thing to do, or should I look in to running the API stuff in solely Arduino (is that even possible?).
I have read about Firmata and PyMata (https://github.com/MrYsLab/PyMata
) but am not really sure how to get started with either Firmata or PyMata (I'm relatively new to Python/Arduino/programming). Are there any good tutorials or can someone point me in the right direction?
If I can clarify what I am trying or why, please let me know! Thanks for any advice or suggestions!
Edit: Thinking about it, I could use my Python script to write the strings/values to a TXT/CSV/etc file, and then have Arduino read the file and output the strings to the LCD, but I am trying to find a way to do it without the "text file middle-man".