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Using Matlab GUI with Arduino support package

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André Silva
André Silva on 25 Aug 2013
Is it possible to read analog input pins and command digital outputs of an Arduino board through a GUI? Is it possible to create a standalone application that could be run in any computer without Matlab installed?

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Rolfe Dlugy-Hegwer
Rolfe Dlugy-Hegwer on 28 Aug 2013
Let me try to repeat your question to see if I understand it correctly. Using MATLAB (and related products), can I:
  • Create a GUI application that runs on a host computer without MATLAB?
  • Use the application to get data from an analog input on Arduino?
  • Use the application to send data from a digital output on Arduino?

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Rolfe Dlugy-Hegwer
Rolfe Dlugy-Hegwer on 29 Aug 2013
Edited: Rolfe Dlugy-Hegwer on 29 Aug 2013
Can I:
  • Q: Create a GUI application that runs on a host computer without MATLAB?
  • A: Doing this requires the "MATLAB Compiler" product.
  • Q: Use the application to get data from an analog input on Arduino?
  • Q: Use the application to send data from a digital output on Arduino?
  • A: Yes to both questions. Using the serial port, Arduino can get values from one of its Analog input pins and send them to a host computer. Similarly, you can send values to the Arduino board and set one of the Digital output pins to that value.

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André Silva
André Silva on 29 Aug 2013
And am I able to generate a standalone aplication that does all of this?
Rolfe Dlugy-Hegwer
Rolfe Dlugy-Hegwer on 29 Aug 2013
You would create two applications:
  • Create the standalone app using MATLAB Compiler. The stand-alone application that does not require a MATLAB installation on the host computer where you run it.
  • Create an application for the Arduino board using either:the MATLAB Support Package for Arduino, or the Simulink Support Package for Arduino Hardware (by running "targetinstaller" from the MATLAB Command Window.

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