Hello All. I have an Arduino / Ground Control question. I must confess that I will probably be on these forums a lot. Most of what I have been reading seems above my head, but I am determined to learn this system because I have things I want to build. Please keep your responses on the Ground Control for Dummies level.
I purchased the full kit as a Christmas present to myself and it is not set to arrive until January. I had hoped that I could get a head start on learning the ground control program before the system arrived. From what I am reading, I have to attach the Arduino to my computer and install the firmware which includes the process of choosing a port that will then need to be selected again when opening ground control for the first time. Since I don’t yet have the physical Arduino in the kit, I am not sure if it would be wise to just go ahead and save the firmware files (already have Arduino IDE program) and set the port in Ground Control to something like COM 3 to gain access to the system. I am a little afraid to open up Ground Control until everything else is in place. Just wondering what advice experienced users may have. Will I just have to wait it out or can I safely open up Ground Control and play before getting the whole kit and caboodle?