I've hunted for a solution to the above but can only find references the starting the serial monitor after uploading a sketch.
I auto run a 54MB sketch every day at 06:30 on a Windows 7 computer that is connected to a Mega 2560 over USB.
I would like the serial monitor to start at the same time & output to the computer screen where I can check it later in the morning.
If this isn't possible using the IDE built in serial monitor is there a better serial terminal for Windows I could use that would allow me to perform this operation.
I'm a newbie so the suggestions need to be fairly simple