[chuck-users] serial communication and chuck

Spencer Salazar spencer at ccrma.stanford.edu
Sun Mar 4 16:17:13 EST 2012

Hey Scott and Steve,

We have a similar problem with the course here at CCRMA that does a
lot of Arduino stuff, and TAing that course this past year (and having
to wrestle with Pd) has really compelled me to make serial support
happen for ChucK.

Given that ChucK has file I/O now, its mostly a task of providing
access to all of the serial config stuff (baud rate, etc.) and adding
binary file I/O. I can let you guys know when thats taken shape more,
but as a far goal-post, personally I think CCRMA needs this by next


On Sun, Mar 4, 2012 at 12:35 PM, Stephen David Beck <sdbeck at lsu.edu> wrote:
> I have a similar situation with a class that we are teaching. But the students have already learned Processing basics and ChucK basics before they do Arduino. So getting them to connect the Arduino to ChucK using Processing and OSC is not a problem.
> But I would be equally interested in a serial communication solution.
> Steve
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> On Mar 4, 2012, at 12:10 PM, Scott Smallwood <scott.smallwood at ualberta.ca> wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> I'm wondering if anyone on this list knows whether there are any plans to (finally) implement serial communication in ChucK?
>> I ask because, as someone who has been teaching Arduino-related things, I've basically stopped teaching ChucK in favour of Pd, simply because there isn't any way to get communication happening between ChucK and Arduino except through a third environment (like Processing via OSC or something).
>> I understand that it isn't that difficult to do this via OSC and Processing (or java or whatever), but it introduces an unfortunate stumbling block for beginners, and I find that it is just easier to teach in an environment that has native serial communication abilities (like Pd, Supercollider, etc).  But really, I'd MUCH rather teach ChucK, as I find that it is such a good teaching language and has so many out-of-the-box features thanks to the native implementation of percolate...
>> I posed this question a couple of years ago and it seemed like there was lots of interest in making this happen, but as far as I know, nobody has stepped up.
>> Any thoughts?
>> --ss
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