Unlocks a new world of projects!
by jasmattkrz on
Sunday, November 20, 2016
I have tested digital input, output, and wireless operation (controlling the Arduino with a mobile phone over wifi). Although it may be a little daunting for beginners, this plugin/server unlocks great potential for home automation, interactive kiosks, Halloween or Christmas projects, and more!
I have encountered one minor glitch, using pin A0 as an input, loading the layout would automatically fire the pin so I added a little boolean flag with a 0.1 second delay. It could be my hardware, but the workaround was easy regardless.
I have yet to use pwm or some of the other functionality, but I'm very pleased by the plugin. My only real concern is lifecycle/support for the series of parts required (Arduino and firmata are open source, and I have access to the sketch, but I'm not sure about the C2 plugin or the server). It would be a shame to start working on a professional Christmas project for 2017, only to have the software reach end of life due to lack of support.
For my purposes this plugin is worth every penny, and it has been a lot of fun to bring my C2 projects into real life!
Instructions included in the download were helpful and clear. Well done!
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