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Here I'll go over several issues I have found with the Arduino service & WIndows 7 (64 bit)

FTDI Driver strangeness & Jumpy Oscope

After updating my driver at some point (or unknowingly being updated by Windows) I noticed the Arduino Oscope behaving very strangly.  When I selected a trace on the Arduino to display, the trace line would freeze, then flash quick, then pause, then flash - nothing like the smooth behavior it had previosly.

Hey,

I have x64 bit OS running on one of the builds you have on the bleeding edge.

I am not sure if my setup is fully functional.... but I get it to work most often and sometimes have to kill the java process manually to get it to release the serial port....

I'm having fun with this and learning a little more each day.

My question is how can I talk to the Arduino with a direct serial connection via  realterm or equivalent terminal when running the arduinoserialbare.pde on the microcontroller.  

MRL runs on a JVM and can communication to the Arduino micro-controller through a serial port.  MRL controls the Arduino through a serial protocol.  

MRL to Arduino uses a 3 byte command set

msg[0] = METHOD
msg[1] = PARAM1
msg[2] = PARAM2

The Motor service gui is being updated.  It has been designed to support multiple motor controllers. This is nice, since there can be a little complexity in attaching a motor to a motor controller.

For example an Arduino can directly drive a simple 2 bit H-bridge connected to a DC motor.  Or a motor shield can be used, which has its own motor port configuration.  Other shields and bridges might have different configuration.