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Interface with code running on a microprocessor via serial

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uCommander - The Micro Commander

This library simplifies interfacing with code written on a microprocessor like an Arduino, Teensy, or similar devices via serial communication.

The Python code is designed to work with the uCommander Arduino library.

Basic CLI Usage

First, install the ucommander Python library with pip, ideally in a virtual environment.

$ cd myproject
$ python -m venv venv
$ pip install ucommander

After you have the ucommander library installed in your Python environment, ensure your microprocessor is attached to your host and determine what serial port you will use to communicate with it.

The listports command can help with this.

$ python -m ucommander listports
Attempting to enumerate serial ports...
/dev/cu.SOC - n/a
/dev/cu.usbmodem - USB Serial

Once you know the serial port, run the discover command to learn which commands you can run and what arguments they require.

$ python -m ucommander -p /dev/cu.usbmodem discover
Available commands:
 ledIfPi        FLOAT(4)

Finally, run the commands, providing any required arguments after the command name.

$ python -m ucommander -p /dev/cu.usbmodem ledIfPi 3.14
$ python -m ucommander -p /dev/cu.usbmodem ledIfPi 3.24

Copyright (C) 2019 Mark A Kendrick

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