This week we experimented with passing serial from sensors through different programs, and using serial to control things on the web or in real life!
I initially couldn’t get p5 to list the available ports and couldn’t figure out why since I copied the code from the lab. I went back to the code from the synthesis examples to check, and these didn’t recognize my usb port either. I also tried switching to another usb port. Finally I figured out it was because the serial control program had been updated. Everything worked fine with p5 after I downloaded the new version!
It was a good opportunity to experiment with node, though I eventually got stuck when I went to interact with a webpage in the browser. I just used p5, but it would be nice to figure it out.
Serial events p5 versus node: