This guide will show how the combination of the Open Source TinyUSB USB port software and the Chrome WebUSB browser capability provides programmers and users the ability to plug in microcontroller-based projects and have them interact with the user in a web browser. No additional code is required on the display computer other than a standard Chrome browser window (ie. no plug-ins, etc.)
This capability is ideal for schools, learning, ease of use, and assistive technology applications.
Do you have a phone, tablet, or chromebook and you want to interact with microcontrollers? This may be the easy, no app, no driver method you’ve been looking for!
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