It would really be helpful if Spark Core had a built in monitor. I know there are other posts on this but I wanted to add to the voices that are calling for this.
I tried what they said in the other posts but it does not work for my win 8.1.
I realize Spark team is overloaded.
but every OS has some type of terminal emulator - screen, minicom, putty.
you could even add it as a makefile target that calls
screen /dev/ttyACM0 9600
@dougleppard, I have Win 8.1 and use Putty to connect to the Spark serial port. The trick is to make sure you have installed the Spark device driver correctly and that you are actually getting a virtual COM port when the Spark is connected.
I’m also on win8.1 64 bit, i have a few options i use… putty, arduino terminal, netbeans RS232-communication plugin
I even made my own using c# just for fun… only took a day to learn how to do it and write it.
I don’t want to use CLI, but want to write code on the core using C. But I am going to look at CLI more thanks to your encouragement.
@peekay, I don’t see core as a port, when I plug in a arduino I do. So to your comment “the trick is to make sure you have installed the Spark device driver correctly and that you are actually getting a virtual COM port when the Spark is connected.”
So how do I do that? Point me to something to read on it.
@dougleppard, go to http://docs.spark.io/connect/ and scroll down to the “Connect over USB” section and there is a big button to download the Windows driver for the Core.
Thanks guys got it. It is what I wanted to do. could not have done it without you jumping in.