2017-04-12 (W) Pi0 Laser Tag PiTagErrUs

I picked the Arduino Leonardo/Micro for this project because I remember it being a simple task to get it ready for programming. It could emulate a keyboard, mouse, and serial port with ease. The last time I did this must have been on a Macintosh. Installing an Arduino Leonardo/Micro onto a Windows machine took a few hours and I still feel like it doesn’t work quite right. One of my Windows 10 computers cannot send certain data to the Arduino. They both think it’s a Leonardo, not a Micro. Both those boards use the same controller but why doesn’t it think it’s the correct one? Each time it programs there is a delay as the board reconnects to another COM port then reconnects to the original. It doesn’t feel right.

After this ordeal, when it was time to connect the Arduino to a Raspberry Pi, running Raspbian, there was a sense of dread. I was not positive it would even work. I overthought it. There were no tricky drivers to install, it just worked. Connnecting PUTTY was a different story since I wasn’t used to the way Linux handled COM ports. Nevertheless, it was not a painful process. Hopefully Android will be as simple.

Arduino connected to a Pi 0 through Putty


The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date

First time here?

Completed projects from year 1 
Completed projects from year 2
Completed projects from year 3

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