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README.md

Firmata

A Ruby implementation of the Firmata protocol.

This library is inspired by the awesome firmata by jgautier.

Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'firmata'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install firmata

Prerequisites

  1. Download the Arduio IDE for your OS
  2. Plug in your Arduino via USB
  3. Open the Arduino IDE, select: File > Examples > Firmata > StandardFirmata
  4. Click the Upload button
  5. Make note of the serial port: Tools > Serial Port

There have been reports of issues with Firmata 2.3. Try downgrading to Firmata 2.2 if you're having a problem.

Usage

Here is a simple example using IRB that will turn pin 13 on and off. (Replace xxxxx with the USB port from step 5 in Prerequisites)

1.9.3p194 :001 > require 'firmata'
1.9.3p194 :002 > board = Firmata::Board.new('/dev/tty.usbmodemxxxxx')
1.9.3p194 :003 > board.connect
1.9.3p194 :004 > board.connected?
 => true
1.9.3p194 :005 > board.version
 => "2.3"
1.9.3p194 :006 > board.firmware_name
 => "StandardFirmata"
1.9.3p194 :007 > board.digital_write(13, Firmata::Board::HIGH)
1.9.3p194 :008 > board.digital_write(13, Firmata::Board::LOW)

Contributing

  1. Fork it
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Added some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create new Pull Request