Does arduino serial monitor accept hex numbers?

I carefully tried a few ways to enter hex numbers in arduino serial monitor and failed to get anything through. So is arduino serial monitor able to take hex numbers? Would be nice if it does. Thanks.

liudr: I carefully tried a few ways to enter hex numbers in arduino serial monitor and failed to get anything through. So is arduino serial monitor able to take hex numbers? Would be nice if it does. Thanks.

No it does not. The serial monitor in the arduino IDE is a pretty basic and limited terminal program, but is convient mostly because it's built into the IDE. However if your doing anything serious or complex with serial communications I would recommend using a standalone PC serial terminal application of which there are dozens. If using windows I can highly recommend the 'brey terminal' program. It's a very mature, free, and feature rich terminal program. It is a standalone EXE program that requires no installation, I keep a copy with me at all times on the USB memory stick. I can't possibly list all it's features and capablities but suffice to say if you can think of a feature it most likely has it or something that will accomplish the same thing.

http://sites.google.com/site/terminalbpp/

Thanks Lefty. This terminal program is pretty sweet. I use termite for the same purpose but I can see brey terminal has all options together on the main window and I don't have to click options and select them. Hex works nicely.

Now I can use my phi_interfaces library to push buttons with a "serial keypad", which is sending characters to arduino serial port from PC. Of course the arduino has a keypad, being able to push those keys over serial/bluetooth is just fun. For bluetooth serial I use SENA bterm on android. Just don't see any ipad bluetooth terminals at all.

BTW, does the brey terminal play ASCII movies? ;)

http://www.asciimation.co.nz/