Control Uno "dimmer" example from OS X terminal

Hello everyone,

I am very new to hardware however not new to programming so writing simple programs and understanding it all is no big deal, but i ran into a problem.

Is there any way to communicate with this program (send bytes) through the computer terminal?

Whenever I try with the built in communicator I cannot send just bytes to the device.

Any help would be appreciated!

you could start with
ARDUINO 1.0
FILE / EXAMPLES / COMMUNICATION / DIMMER

if you need more options for commands from TERMINAL
pls see a small MENU system
with setpoint input example
( but no dimmer code )
one character input menu
can start
ONE SHOT JOB or CONTI JOBs ( semiparallel )

menu_kll_v08.zip (5.88 KB)

kllsamui: you could start with ARDUINO 1.0 FILE / EXAMPLES / COMMUNICATION / DIMMER

if you need more options for commands from TERMINAL pls see a small MENU system with setpoint input example ( but no dimmer code ) one character input menu can start ONE SHOT JOB or CONTI JOBs ( semiparallel )

Yeah, I was already in that example..

anyway, I figured it out, so far using the command (in terminal)

echo "\xff" > /dev/tty.DEVICEID

to turn it on or

echo "\x00\c" > /dev/tty.DEVICEID

to turn it off

however, this only works when I open the serial communicator in the IDE first..