If you are like me and want to be able to control your items connected to your arduino through your computer then you need a way to establish a connection and communicate with your arduino from your computer. This video and tutorial shows you how to do just that! I have included the zipped files of both the arduino and VB programs.
In this video i show you how to establish a simple connection between your arduino micro controller and VB (Visual basics) program allowing you to send and receive commands from your micro controller to you computer. Useful for automation projects or so you computer can handle big calculations and functions that would otherwise not be able to be done on the controller itself. This utilizes a USB port on the computer and the serial port on the micro controller. This will work for almost any controller out there and is very easy to manipulate. It took me quite awhile to figure all this out since there are few other tutorial that explain how its done so I figured I would show you how!
Please note, you will have to choose to continue with the download and not discard it if using Google chrome since there are executable files.
VB: (copy and paste)
Arduino: (copy and paste)