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Serial Communications

As mentioned briefly on the last page, one of the most useful tools in the IDE is the Serial Monitor.  It will produce a pop-up window, known as a 'terminal' window, that allows the user to send and receive commands in the form of text. To access the Serial Monitor, across the top menu, select 'Tools' -> 'Serial Monitor', as shown below- 

The pop-up window will look similar to the window below, and will include the COM Port that the computer is connected to(In this case COM19) along with the type of Arduino that is connected(Arduino/Genuino Uno in this example)- 

Serial Communication is a very useful 

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