It seems like it's another week, another web interface for an Arduino. However choice is a good thing, and this time we have a system called "Bitlash Commander". With this node.js interface you can control digital output pins and PWM settings using on-screen sliders and buttons. Interface between the Arduino and PC is via the usual USB cable, and the following is an example of the interface:

One interesting benefit of using this type of interface is that it makes a great control panel to test hardware connected to digital outputs - instead of creating test software you can just click away and make sure it's working. Neat. You can find more information and downloads on the project github page. And for more news and updates - please follow us on twitterFacebook and Google+ - and don't forget to check out Ninja Blocks!

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