SimHub connector for tcMenu library

By dave on July 6, 2020

We have a remote control driver for tcMenu that can be configured to easily work with SimHub dash. It requires at least 1.5.0 of tcMenu, and a version of SimHub that supports custom serial devices. We only recommend this integration for intermediate to advanced Arduino users, it requires a greater understanding of the underlying system to set it up. Please note that we are not affiliated in any way with SimHub, any issues with SimHub should be reported as usual, and any issues with TcMenu integration should be reported to us.

Serial remote plug-in for tcMenu library

By dave on July 11, 2019

In this guide we show how to setup and use the serial communication remote plugin for tcMenu. It is a general purpose Serial plugin that has been tested with both USBSerial and Bluetooth on a number of different devices. Serial is probably about the easiest remote to set up in terms of hardware and software. Nearly all Arduino boards have a built in USB Serial adapter. On many Arduino boards there are additional Serial interfaces, usually named Serial1 and Serial2.

SPI Serial Peripheral interface for Arduino tutorial

By dave on April 9, 2017

In this tutorial, I present a fictional SPI chip that we will use for the sake of example. This chip has two LED’s and controls them over SPI. It will help us to understand SPI with a real worked example. Following on we will build a real world circuit, using the SPI library, to see how easy it is to use SPI on Arduino. Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) Introduction Serial communication allows less pins to be used to communicate information between two chips or boards, and also removes a whole class of timing issues that are associated with parallel communication.

Arduino to PC communication using USB serial and Java

By dave on January 1, 2017

In this article, I present an example showing how to connect an Arduino device to your PC using USB serial and Java. USB serial is available on nearly all Arduino based boards. Further, there are serial interface Java libraries that can connect to an Arduino. If you are unfamiliar with data communications in general, take a look a the introduction to data communications article; although it does not cover serial communication, it is still a good starting point for the unfamiliar.

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