I have a project I'm working on where I'd like to have two instances of the IDE running, including having the serial monitor windows open - each one talking to a different Arduino via a different USB cable, plugged into a different port on my laptop.
One Arduino is a swimming pool pump controller project that I'm trying to troubleshoot and make a better program for.
The second Arduino is running a Sparkfun data-logging shield that is monitoring some of the outputs of the controller, particularly the pump control lines.
I'd like to be able to both watch the data-logger display, and the debug output from the pool control.
If it matters, I'm running Kubuntu Linux, and the 1:1.05 IDE...
Is this possible?
Right now what I find is I can have two IDE windows open, but both show as Arduino Uno on /dev/ttyACM0 [u]OR[/u] /dev/ttyUSB0 on the status bar. If I open the tool bar in the menu, the serial port option gives me whichever port is NOT on the status bar, with an unchecked box.
I can only seem to get one serial monitor window to open. Regardless of which IDE window I'm in, opening the window gets me the device that is on the status bar. Also opening and closing the serial monitor appears to reboot that device.
Is there a way to look at and / or send data to both arduino's at the same time?