The year I moved to Univerity, I decided to give UNIX a try. My first approach to a UNIX Operating System was Ubuntu.
It was cool, easy to use, and I really liked it. The migration to a new OS is never easy… And it was not! There are many differences, but as long as you have Google to search, you find your way easily.
I needed a notebook and I had a chance to buy a MacBook. I couldn’t be happier!
Some days after, I needed a way to receive the Serial data from Arduino into the Terminal.
Of course, Google helped and here is the answer for future reference:
First, open Terminal (Applications/Utilities/Terminal).
Now you need to find the Arduino’s serial port. To get a list of your serial ports, type
Then, pick the one that contains “/dev/tty.usbserial”
Let’s take this as an example: “/dev/tty.usbserialABC123″
To start serial communication with the port (at 9600 baud-rate), simply run this command:
screen /dev/tty.usbserialABC123 9600
To quit, type control-A, then control-\.
I hope this will help someone…