[PD] pduino and FSRs

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Thu Apr 10 21:51:01 CEST 2008

I've never run on Vista before, so I can't say much about that.  I  
have run on Debian, Ubuntu, and Mac OS X.  It shouldn't matter what  
is generating the data on the arduino, the messages coming to Pd via  
the serial port should be all the same.

Are you using the latest version:


On Apr 10, 2008, at 12:57 PM, nick burge wrote:

> Hello Hans-Christoph, I am using PD 0.39.3 extended. on a windows  
> vista system. Its PD that crashes, or "stops working" as Vista so  
> nicely puts it, when I connect the FSRs.
> I have arduino connecting via wireless xbees at 19200 baud.
> I also use an infra red distance sensor that gives no problem.
> I've been routing the data from the FSRs through the autoscale object.
> Maybe I should find a way to reduce the amount of data being  
> sampled...every 40ms for example? How would I do that?
> Nick.
> From: Hans-Christoph Steiner [mailto:hans at eds.org]
> Sent: 10 April 2008 17:25
> To: nick burge
> Cc: Pd List
> Subject: Re: [PD] pduino and FSRs
> Which program crashes? Which version are you using? You will get a  
> lot of data, from 6 sensors, Pduino/Firmata will read them all  
> every 20ms. I have never seen a crash using [arduino], except when  
> I unplug the arduino when Pd is connected to it, so I suspect the  
> problem lies elsewhere.
> .hc
> On Apr 10, 2008, at 11:16 AM, nick burge wrote:
>> I have a little problem using Pduino and some force sensing  
>> resistors that I am using in conjunction with phidget voltage  
>> dividers....they seem to crash the program as soon as I activate  
>> more than 1 at a time.....
>> Should I be applying some sort of filter to the data stream?
>> Arduino2PD seems more robust, allowing me to activate all 6 analog  
>> inputs at once.
>> Nick Burge.
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