Inspired by a youtube video I wanted to start communicating with my Arduino via a serial connection from my computer. Having a connection from my
Arduino opens up a whole lot of new and exciting projects (e.g. external CPU / Memory display …).
Following the video it was easy enough to get up and running, but a real pain having to open Visual Studio every time I wanted to change the commands I was sending to my Arduino. I decided to throw together a small .exe aptly named Serial Tester to allow for simpler communication from my side, and it looks something like this:
All the source code for the application is freely available on GitHub here.
Compiled versions of the program can be found here.
Feel free to use / modify & share it, hopefully it helps you out also :)