Fly virtually around the world; tilting the Accelerometer forward, back, left and right to control the Plane's Pitching and Banking.
* Learn how to send Serial data from Arduino to Python
* Learn how to manipulate strings and lists in Python to read and interpret the data sent from Arduino
* Learn how to use the pywin library for Python to control Windows functions such as Mouse and Keyboard
We use Python as the interface between Arduino and Google Earth. In my Arduino / Raspberry Pi Internet Radio Instructable (http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-Raspberry-Pi-Internet-Radio/) we used nanpy on both Python and Arduino so that Python could issue commands to Arduino and read responses. Life would be boring if we always did stuff the same way, so in this project Arduino talks over Serial USB to Python by use of the pyserial library for Python.
If you don't have Google Earth on your PC download it from here:
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Step 1: You will Need
* A Windows PC
* Google Earth installed on the PC
* Python 3.2 installed on the PC
* An Arduino Uno
* An Accelerometer (e.g. http://goo.gl/ZddGy )
* A prototyping system or breadboard to wire the Accelerometer to the Arduino (e.g. http://goo.gl/1E1iI)
* A small push switch