Serial Terminal Basics

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Resources and Going Further

That was a lot of information! At the very least, you should walk away from this knowing what a terminal window is, how to use it, which terminal program is best suited for you and your operating system, and how to navigate that program’s interface. Again, terminal programs are a very powerful tool when working with serial devices and microcontrollers. Now go collect some data!

If you’d like to know more about different types of communication, visit these tutorials:

To see some products that require the use of a serial terminal, check out these hook-up guides:

Your favorite terminal didn’t make the list? Tell us which terminal emulator is your favorite and why in the discussion section.