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Summary
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Firmata is an Arduino sketch allowing for configuration and control of the Arduino using messages formatted as MIDI. More information on the firmata protocol can be found here: https://github.com/firmata/protocol

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Getting Started

Parameters - Firmata Page

Help Help - Opens this page.  

Version Version - THe current version of this component.  

Firmata Type Firmatatype - The installed firmata type as reported by the arduino board.  

Firmata Version Firmataversion - The installed firmata version as reported by the arduino board.  

Active Active - Toggle to establish a connection between the component and the arduino board.  

Port Port - Select the port the arduino board is connected to.  

Baud Rate Baudrate - Set the Baud Rate for the serial connection.  

Reset Reset - Reset all stored settings of the arduino board.  

Query Version Queryver - Request the installed firmata type and version from the arduino board.  

Query Board Capabilities Querycap - The capability query provides a list of all modes supported by each pin.  

Query Pin States Querystates - The pin state is any data written to the pin (it is important to note that pin state != pin value).  

Query Analog Mapping Queryanalog - The analog mapping query provides the information about which pins (as used with Firmata's pin mode message) correspond to the analog channels.  

Report Analog Pins Reportanalog - Enable the reporting of analog pin values from the arduino.  

Report Digital Pins Reportdigital - Enable the reporting of digital pin values from the arduino.  

Sampling Interval Samplinginterval - The sampling interval sets how often analog data and i2c data is reported to the client. The default for the arduino implementation is 19ms.  


Parameters - Pin Modes Page

This page will have a list of menu parameters the length of the number of pins on the arduino board. For each pin, the menu will reflect the pins supported modes:

  • DIGITAL_INPUT
  • DIGITAL_OUTPUT
  • ANALOG_INPUT
  • PWM
  • SERVO
  • SHIFT
  • I2C
  • ONEWIRE
  • STEPPER
  • ENCODER
  • SERIAL
  • INPUT_PULLUP



Parameters - Pin Values Page

This page will have a list of either float and toggle parameters for each pin depending on the pin's mode. Pins set to an input type will be read-only.



Parameters - Servo Page

Min Pulse Minpulse -  

Max Pulse Maxpulse -  


Operator Outputs

  • Output 0 - The CHOP output reflects the arduino's pin values.


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To pulse a parameter is to send it a signal from a CHOP or python or a mouse click that causes a new action to occur immediately. A pulse via python is via the .pulse() function on a pulse-type parameter, such as Reset in a Speed CHOP. A pulse from a CHOP is typically a 0 to 1 to 0 signal in a channel.

An Operator Family which operate on Channels (a series of numbers) which are used for animation, audio, mathematics, simulation, logic, UI construction, and many other applications.

A built-in panel in TouchDesigner that contains a library of components and media that can be dragged-dropped into a TouchDesigner network.