[PD] any easy way to get data from 3 arduino (firmata) to one comport (pduino)?

Thomas Grill gr at grrrr.org
Wed Oct 26 15:23:39 CEST 2011

Hi Onyx,
i would use the built-in I2C bus for connecting multiple arduinos. One  
of them can do the communication to the host computer.


Am 26.10.2011 um 13:47 schrieb onyx at onyx-ashanti.com:

> greetings.  i was wondering, any insight on taking the data from 3  
> arduinos running firmata and dumping them, using xbee trancievers,  
> to a single comport in in pure data?
> my project uses 3 xbee "transmitter" nodes which communicate  
> directly with its own xbee basestation"reciever"  at my computer.   
> this works but i seek to refine the system to have one basestation  
> xbee that will recieve all of the data from the 3 nodes.  from what  
> i understand of this process, i need to add a tag like "left" in the  
> arduino code" then parse that data on the computer end.  but it  
> seems as if this will break the arduino object.
> my options, i feel, are to try to either add the tag, parse the data  
> in pure data before the arduino object and somehow send the parsed  
> data to 3 instances of the arduino object or to attempt to rewrite  
> the arduino firmaware and the pd recieving abstraction since i dont  
> foresee the hardware configuration changing all that much.  insight?
> cheers,
> Onyx
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