following on from this thread of a few months ago:
i have now got a couple of ping sensors and have got as far as wiring one up to my diecimila and getting numeric responses in the arduino window, aside from doing numerous other learning examples
as i want to get max msp to read these numbers and then do things with them i have started looking into the simple message system library here on the arduino website. it seems to have installed ok but there are a few things on the max msp side which i am unsure about, so hopefully someone can give me some advice :
how do i make sure that max msp is reading from the correct com port?
i am using an old version of max (4.3) and it doesnt recognise the itoa object, i have tried to download an external object for it from the ircam site but i get a bin file named EllisonFAT.sea.bin which i have no idea what to do with. any ideas?
as i want to hopefully use 6 (or maybe 8) sensors then is this simple message system the right way to go? or is there another method to send sensor values from arduino to max which i am so far unaware of?
i am using windows xp by the way
many thanks for any advice