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Getting Started with Maxuino Video Tutorials!

Posted: March 24th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Tutorials, Updates | 6 Comments »

At long last we are following up on the heels of the M4L videos and now adding a video series designed to get you going with Maxuino. The 4 part series takes you thru loading Firmata to using the Maxuino GUI. We hope people will find these helpful! More to come, specifically tutorials on stepper motors, i2c, the great new save functionality, and more. Let us know if there is a particular topic you want to see us explain via video.
See the series here on Vimeo or on the Maxuino Videos Page.


6 Comments on “Getting Started with Maxuino Video Tutorials!”

  1. 1 Brent Dixon said at 4:14 am on April 18th, 2014:

    Love these tutorials, so helpful. Thank you!

    Can you share an example of a patch that uses Maxuino? I’m still not sure how to integrate this with a new patch. For example, with Arduino2Max you just create an [r a3] object to receive data from analog pin 3. How does this work for Maxuino?

  2. 2 maxuino said at 3:55 pm on April 18th, 2014:

    We are very intrigued by your suggestions and working out how to craft the sort of send and receives you describe. Stay tuned and thanks for the feedback!

  3. 3 Brent Dixon said at 9:23 pm on April 18th, 2014:

    Awesome! I guess my more immediate question is how to create a patch that interfaces with Maxuino? The tutorials were great at showing how to set up Maxuino, and use it to directly to control the Arduino. But how does that translate into use with other patches? Thanks for making such a great tool.

  4. 4 Amit Fernandes said at 6:19 am on June 3rd, 2014:

    Also please make a tutorial of using Maxuino with shift registers ICs like 74HC595!

    Is it even possible? I ordered a few of the IC’s and will try to edit arduino_test file to try to figure it out.

    Thanks so much for Maxuino!

  5. 5 maxuino said at 2:43 am on June 5th, 2014:

    Brent, much like the different patches in the Maxuino.maxhelp you just need to add a Maxuino object and then send it the various send and recieves as demonstrated. I understand the core of what you are asking, which is a tutorial that starts from nothing and adds to a regular patch – I will whip that up after my current trip in July, but I encourage you to give cutting and pasting from the help file what you need.

  6. 6 maxuino said at 2:45 am on June 5th, 2014:

    Amit, I will try, tho as Firmata is not tuned to use shift registers and we rely on Firmata for the base abilities of Maxuino, any work with shift regiosters and max would be limited by clocking pulses sent over the serial connection rather than being hardware based and so might be slow and buggy.


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