Electrical Engineering Tech just discovering Arduino. First time posting, looking very forward to learning and giving back to the comunity here.
Had a quick question. I began writing a couple of sketches while waiting for my boards to arrive. I was planning on printing values to the serial monitor (as opposed to pins) to check the sketches operation until my boards got here and ran into a com error. Does the serial monitor not work unless a board is connected? Tools → Serial Ports is greyed out for me, and i get an error basically saying “com1 not found”. Will i have to wait till my board arrives before i can check my sketches?
I apologize if this has been asked many times. I did to a search but could only find questions from people who had their boards connected.