Serial Basic Hookup Guide

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Resources and Going Further

Once you've got serial communication working, you're ready to start playing with serial projects. Consider connecting to a GPS module like the LS20031 (one of my favorites) and watching the serial strings roll by. Or, you can use the Serial Basic to program and debug devices like the Arduino Pro Mini. There are tons of devices that use serial to communicate, so go explore!

Serial Basic to program the Pro Mini

The Serial Basic programming an Arduino Pro Mini

Check out these other resources for the Serial Basic.


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