Maxuino - Connecting Arduino Nano - DIY headtracker

    Oct 19 2015 | 10:04 am
    Hello All, I am trying to use the maxuino abstractions and patches to get communication from an Arudino nano. The purpose is to get signal from an inexpensive DIY headtracker ( in order to process data for spatial audio.
    Now, I can get the arduino to connect, the serial port is recognised but I am struggling to receive any signal through the "serial" object. I am not considering still meaningful data but just any data for the moment...then I would need to filter the data to get what is useful for me.
    Also it is important to say that I have tried this patch in PD (to be found here: and everything works.
    Unfortunately I would like to bypass OSC data control and having a native MAX connection with the headtracker.
    Does anyone have experience with Maxuino and Arduino Nano? It is not in the list of devices but I reckon there is not much difference when you just want to receive serial data.
    Thank you

    • Oct 20 2015 | 12:11 pm
      Really no one had experience with something similar? O_o
    • Oct 20 2015 | 2:09 pm
      Are you using OSX El Capitan...?
    • Oct 20 2015 | 2:10 pm
      Absolutely not...still with Maverick
    • Oct 20 2015 | 2:10 pm
      By the way...make sure to check arduivis!
    • Oct 20 2015 | 2:32 pm
      Then I can't help you I'm afraid. El Capitan is causing many new arduino problems. I experience none on Yosemite.
    • Oct 20 2015 | 2:40 pm
      no problem. I will check arduivis tonight.
    • Dec 02 2015 | 4:50 pm
      Bassik, let me know if you have any questions about arduivis, I'm here to help in any way I can. Thanks for suggesting arduivis N871!! :)
    • Dec 03 2015 | 4:44 pm
      Haven't looked at it in more than a month but I remember that the problem is that I cannot get the serial object to read any data from the arduino nano I would really appreciate any comments or help. the first post contain link to the one I am using and arduino code.
    • Dec 03 2015 | 5:37 pm
      Odd. I have one as well but never experienced this myself. Do you happen to have the patch handy? I'm out of town right now but later this evening/tomorrow I have time to double check, I am pretty definite I have a nano kicking around my slop kingdom. So from looking at the link you sent you are trying to do I2C stuff, do you have the library off-hand for this board? Sorry if I'm redundant but to clarify you want to take the IMU data and stream it to Max correct?
    • Feb 28 2016 | 4:50 pm
      Hello, Sorry for the long silence but I have been busy doing other stuff. I have now started to put some effort again back onto this project and I am stuck to the same point. The serial object do not read my arduino.
      If I connect a message in the right outlet it says "read 0". this is based on a very simple connection patch using the serial object (the one in the arduino tutorial) just to check if i can receive anyting. The most annoying thing is that Pd can receive the data without any issue using a comport object.
      I have a macbook pro mid 2010 with maverick so no arduino issues as far as I know.
      I hope you can shed some light. the arduino program is at the top of the topic. Thank you