Head First Mini GaussSense
This tutorial helps you to build your first project with GaussSense. Let's start from the first step: Connecting the Mini GaussSense to an Arduino board!
Please prepare the following hardware materials:
- 1 Mini GaussSense Box, including
- Mini GaussSense
- Mini GaussSense Breadboard Adapter
- 1 Breadboard
- 1 Arduino Board & 1 USB Cable for the Board
- 7 Jumping Wires
Setting up Programming Environment
Also, please setup the following environments:
- Setup the (If you have Arduino installed already, you can skip this step.)
- Setup the (If you have Processing IDE installed already, you can skip this step.)
- Setup the
- Download the , this file is going to be uploaded to the Arduino board
Connecting the Mini GaussSense to Arduino
Please connect all 7 wires between the Arduino board and the Mini GaussSense as follows:
Then, connect the Arduino board with a USB cable to your computer.
If you see a blue LED lights up on the Mini GaussSense, you have finished connecting it to the Arduino. Congratulations!
Uploading Arduino Firmware
Now, it’s time to upload the Arduino firmware to the board.
Please open the Mini_GaussSense_V1.ino file you have downloaded in the Arduino Software.
Click Tools to select your Arduino board and serial port.
Then, hit Upload to upload this code to the Arduino board.
Your First Project: Observe the Magnetic Field in Processing
Great! After setting up the programming environment and connecting the Mini GaussSense to your Arduino board, let’s try your first Mini GaussSense project!
First, open File > Examples… > Contributed Libraries > GaussSense SDK for Processing.
You will see a sketch example e1_HelloGaussSense in Basics folder.