I'd like to use a series of Arduinos with a single PC, and I'm wondering how many it is possible to connect.
Am I limited by USB ports? (I have eight.) Can I have eight instances of the Arduino IDE and serial monitor running?
(I realize I can use one Arduino to control multiple others-- I will move to this stage at some point, but in the mean time would like to connect each individually.)
P.S. I'm quite new to the world of Arduino-- please do not assume a lot of prior knowledge (pointers in the direction of where to find this knowledge are accepted and appreciated!).
Thanks in advance for your assistance!