Hi all, for starters, I have a strong programming background but am trying to learn a bit more about circuitry/microcontrollers, so this is my first experience with Arduino (I know very little so far).
I have a project where I want to basically have a laptop connected to an arduino board, and be able to communicate between the two. For example, I want the laptop to be able to send commands to the arduino board to do things like drive a servo. I'd also like to be able to get data back from the arduino board - for example, if I have a temperature sensor, I'd like the computer to be able to read it. Thus this isn't an entirely standalone arduino project.
My main questions - * Does anyone have any useful links or information on how this can be accomplished? Any similar projects people have blogged/written about, etc * How can I communicate between the two? Can I use the usb port, and is there a driver on the computer side that works on Windows that I can use to call into the arduino board, etc?
I'm fine with reading so would greatly appreciate any useful links. Thanks!