Multiple Arduinos

Hi.
I am working on a project that requires two arduinos (one local & one wireless), re software: I am using the standard firmata & processing
I have started by assessing whether this is possible or not by using the code below to turn an led on on each board. The codes compiles without any errors nor do I get any errors at runtime, however, it just will not communicate with the two boards. Has anyone attempted this before or would you have any advise for me…

Big Thanks,

Tactiledata

import processing.serial.*;

import cc.arduino.*;
Arduino ard1, ard2;

void setup() {
  size(470, 200);
  
  println(Arduino.list());
  ard1 = new Arduino(this, Arduino.list()[0], 57600);
  ard2 = new Arduino(this, Arduino.list()[2], 57600);
  
  for (int i = 0; i <= 13; i++)
    ard2.pinMode(i, Arduino.OUTPUT);
    
}

  for (int i = 0; i <= 13; i++)
   
    ard1.pinMode(i, Arduino.OUTPUT);
}

void draw() {
 
}

void keyPressed() {
 
  if (key == 'q') {
    ard1.digitalWrite(13, Arduino.HIGH);
  } 
  
    if (key == 'a') {
    ard1.digitalWrite(13, Arduino.LOW);
  } 
    if (key == 'w') {
    ard2.digitalWrite(13, Arduino.HIGH);
  } 
  
    if (key == 's') {
    ard2.digitalWrite(13, Arduino.LOW);
  } 
    
   
}
  for (int i = 0; i <= 13; i++)
    ard2.pinMode(i, Arduino.OUTPUT);

Great. You just trashed the serial pins (0 and 1).

however, it just will not communicate with the two boards.

Well, now, there’s a surprise.

Just to get your thinking straight:-

The codes compiles without any errors

That means there is nothing wrong with the syntax, it just means the compiler knows how to translate your instruction into machine code. It doesn't mean your instructions are right.

nor do I get any errors at runtime

And exactly what is going to give you a run time error? This is an embedded processor with no trap mechanism, there is no such thing as a run time error.