Electronics lecturer and enthusiast Bambang Siswoyo has described in simple terms how to control Arduino digital output pins using a PC running Visual Basic v6. The Arduino is connected via the USB and the commands are sent from the VB program as characters which are interpreted by the Arduino, in turn controlling the digital pins. For more information see his video below:
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