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Can't get serial to work

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:17 pm
by headingwest
Hi, I'm trying and struggling with serial. Here is my code:

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void setup() {
  // initialize serial:
  Serial1.begin(9600);
  Serial.begin(9600);
}

void loop() {

    Serial.println("A"); 
    Serial1.println("B"); 
    delay(550);
  
}
When I click on the Arduino Serial Monitor nothing appears.

Also - the Arduino only lets me select COM1, by device manager uses COM8 (briefly) and then switches to COM7 (Leonardo). But I don't have the option to select COM8.

Re: Can't get serial to work

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:53 am
by headingwest
*** crickets chirping ***

Now it won't work on either computer. I've spent maybe 20 hours installing drivers and mucking around.

Back to Jaycar we go... some other mug can waste their time.