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this is my very first instructables and I was referred by an old member. Follow her link here: (http://www.instructables.com/member/Analogue-Chick/

Its a simple illustration on how we can connect Arduino to Matlab and actually control and get information on Arduino
using Matlab

I have seen few tutorials regarding how to control or get data from Arduino using Matlab. Matlab is a very powerful tool for student and engineers a like. That's why i want to create this tutorial as a start for those, like me want to explore the 2 powerful tools in engineering and techs.

It's a rough start for me since this is my first post in instructables.... feel free to comment so i can improve it thanks!

here's the vid for the demo:
http://youtu.be/R50R5ZK_URE

Step 1: Step 1: Things you need to know

In this tutorial you need to know the following:
1. Matlab and creating M-file and GUI (there are tons of tutorials online)
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_hmws6dwgg
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TIqa98quARE
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qAGiAq6HhYQ
2. Arduino and Arduino programming
        http://arduino.cc/en/Guide/HomePage
3. Arduino Support with Matlab
        http://www.mathworks.com/academia/arduino-software/arduino-matlab.html
        tutorials from Giampiero Campa
        http://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/27843-arduino-io-package-slides-and-examples

Step 2: Step 2: Things you need (materials)

1. PC with Matlab installed and the ArduinoIO package from MathWorks
2. Arduino
3. USB cable for the Arduino
4. LED
5. Photodiode (Photoresistor as an alternative)
6. Resistors

Step 3: Step 3: The dreaded process

Picture of Step 3: The dreaded process
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For the Arduino:
1. Connect the circuit.
2. Connect your Arduino to your PC.
3. From the ArduinoIO (http://www.mathworks.com/academia/arduino-software/arduino-matlab.html)
     upload the adiosrv.pde to your arduino. Now your arduino will be the server that will accepting commands
     comming from Matlab.
For the Matlab
3. Run your Matlab as an administrator.
4. From the command window in Matlab type "install_arduino" (make sure that the active directory is in your ArduinoIO folder)
For this tutorial my idea is to make a manual and automatic lighting of an LED
5. Create an M-File in Matlab (or download below my GUI program). Make sure you have the right COM port of your Arduino)
     (the yes.m.txt is the program source code, the yes.fig.txt is the GUI just remove the txt extension)
6. Run the program. Enjoy!

 
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kreyzeeblak1 month ago

i cant download the files

ahluoxiao20102 months ago

Good!where is the code ?

rmagtibay (author)  ahluoxiao20102 months ago

the yes.m.txt and yes.fig.tx if the file. download it and change the filename to:

yes.m

yes.fig

put it on documents\matlab folder

rmagtibay (author) 4 months ago

try to change the txt file that you download here

Thanks bro!

in my project i've building a Matlab GUI plotting real time data from arduino. But when I try to read two or more analog ports at the same time theres a error messege about the COM port. Do you know how I fix it?

rmagtibay (author)  Alan Souza4 months ago

can you send the codes ill try to look at it. thanks!

Send me your email for I send you the codes. Thank you

Alan Souza4 months ago

Great Job!!

I'm making a project that i'm using the arduino and matlab.

Can you send me the m.file and figure?

Thanks

Welcome to Instructables! :D
rmagtibay (author)  Analogue-Chick2 years ago
Thanks ma aiz
cool, great idea!