Raquel Gallego

Interface and application programming

I have used processing to develop the application.
Proccesing interface is very similar to Arduino interface.
After looking around some examples in the menu, I could see the main difference are the 2 principal functions SETUP and DRAW.
What processing does is to generate and applet or application that can run once the program is not running.
And application is a visualization of data.

1_IMAGES testing the previous Arduino program, ( class 11) using an arduino board instead of the ATtiny 44 board. Testing if the program is working. LED turns on and off.

2_CODE _( Processing Code)
I have establish a range of values ; from 0 to 50, from 50 to 150 and finally everything bigger than 150. And this values have a color assign to them, so we can visualize the intensity of " the blow" and see a color that reflects this intensity.
BLUE_____ 0 to 50
GREEN __50 to 150
RED ___>150

import processing.serial.*;

Serial myPort;  // Create object from Serial class
String data = null;    // Data received from the serial port
int val; // value converted from data string
int lf = 10;    // Linefeed in ASCII

void setup() 
  size(200, 200);
  // I know that the first port in the serial list on my mac
  // is always my  FTDI adaptor, so I open Serial.list()[0].
  // On Windows machines, this generally opens COM1.
  // Open whatever port is the one you're using.
  String portName = Serial.list()[0];
  myPort = new Serial(this, portName, 19200);

void draw()
  val = 0; // no data, no value
  if ( myPort.available() > 0) // If data is available,
    data = myPort.readStringUntil(lf);         // read string until linefeed
      // if first character in string is 'C', the data is valid
    if (data != null)
     if  (data.charAt(0) == 'C')
        // we remove the C from the start of the string (with subString), remove whitespaces with trim(), and then convert it to string (Integer.parseInt)
        val = Integer.parseInt(data.substring(1).trim());
  background(255);             // Set background to white
  if (val == 0)
    fill(0);                   // set fill to black 
  else {                       // If the serial value is not 0,
   if (val < 50)
     delay(50);                // inser a small delay so we can see the event
   else if(val < 150)
  ellipse(100, 100, 90, 90);
  ellipse(50, 50, 50, 50);
  ellipse(150, 150, 50, 50);