Arduino Programming Language: Serial.write

Name

Serial.write()

Description

Writes binary data to the serial port. This data is sent as a byte or series of bytes; to send the characters representing the digits of a number use the print() function instead.

Syntax

Serial.write(val)
Serial.write(str)
Serial.write(buf, len)

Arduino Mega also supports: Serial1, Serial2, Serial3 (in place of Serial)

Parameters

  • val: a value to send as a single byte
  • str: a string to send as a series of bytes
  • buf: an array to send as a series of bytes
  • len: the length of the buffer

Returns

byte : write() will return the number of bytes written, though reading that number is optional

Examples

void setup(){
Serial.begin(9600);
}

void loop(){
Serial.write(45); // send a byte with the value 45

int bytesSent = Serial.write(“hello”); //send the string “hello” and return the length of the string.
}


Based on the reference originally written by Arduino Community,  wiring.org.co and  arduino.cc