while working with some Students at the HFG Offenbach, I had some problems with recent Arduinos and Firmata. Although i thought it would be better for beginners to have an even simpler Version of Firmata, which can't be reconfigured. Thats why I began to write a new basic and simple Firmata. The BasicMata The code is maximum simple and doesnt apply any non standard functions. The Protocoll is based on the PING/PONG paradigm. More info here: http://code.google.com/p/basicmata/wiki/BasicMataIntroduction
Since I'am working mostly with VVVV http://vvvv.org/ I added a Module for it. If would be cool to have such a Demo for Processing, PD, Max, OF and whatever as well .... So if You could do some Demo please contribute! Become a contributor: http://code.google.com/p/basicmata/ And I really love to here if this little code block is working well for You!
Checkout the latest Code here:
svn checkout http://basicmata.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ basicmata-read-only
or pick my first release here http://basicmata.googlecode.com/files/basicmata_v01.zip