This is an open source forum. The presumption is that if you ask a question and we answer it, others can read it and benefit. What that also means is if you ask a question and you figure out the solution before we can answer it, you are supposed to share your solution with the rest of the world. If you figure out a solution and do not share it, that tells the rest of the world that you are a "USER" and you are only thinking of yourself and could care less if anyone else knows how to do it. With only 5 posts to your name and no Karma, it is obvious you are new and don't have a clue about the protocols or forum customs or anything else related to this particular forum so that make this comment of mine an "FYI" comment. You can't be held accountable for something you are not aware of. Now you know and you are accountable. I'm sure someone , somewhere could benefit from your self-taught experience.
Actually the fact of the matter is I asked an extremely simple question that any "Senior" member on this forum could answer and all I got was
Or, maybe you can buy a USB servo controller.
and a vague solution from zoomkat that possibly needs a little more understanding of how an arduino board works, but nothing else that was remotely helpful to my problem. I understand completely on how that my solution could help someone in the future, I'm just upset that no one was bothered to help, but only when I show my dissatisfaction with how I was completely ignored that I got you (raschemmel) snapping at me for not sharing my solution.
Yes I am New and I have no experience with the Arduino board, I have a small amount of knowledge in programming and scripting. But being that this was the only board I could get I thought that I could actually go to the forums and ask for help on this. I have searched Google to no end looking for a solution.
Maybe instead of jumping up & down, snapping at me and giving a wall of text, you should have said "That's awesome! How did you do it?" I would have been excited to share my solution cause maybe you actually just didn't know how to do it.
Anyway here is my solution but I still had to create 2 bat and pde files to control what I wanted.
download processing from Processing.org
Extract the zip and run.
Create your Sketch file.
Open notepad and add the following:
c:\myapp\processing-2.2.1\processing-java --run --sketch=c:\myapp\turn\ --output=c:\myapp\run\ --force
The first line "c:\myapp\processing-2.2.1\processing-java" is to locate the exe file processing-java which should be in the processing route directory.
Run to tell it that you want to run this sketch file
Sketch is the file that you have create and want to run.
Output is the directory that it need to be outputted to.
Force will forcibly remove the same directory and every time you run the command.
Now save the file as a .bat in any directory (cause we have told it where to look for the exe file)
Now run and enjoy the feeling :)
Note: There is an issue where sometimes the COM port comes back as busy. Maybe it's because the USB goes into standby or switches off. Not 100% sure.
+Note: All this is doing is uploading and running the sketch on the device, I still haven't figured out how to contently talk to the board.
If anyone needs assistance with this I would be more the willing to help.
Moved oh and I do believe that is Check & Mate