So I recently wanted to try connecting arduino (a potentiometer) to PD to control a slider. One of the main objects I have been seeing everyone use is the "comport" object. A week or so in and I cannot seem to call upon the abstraction "comport" and it also does not show up in my "Find externals" search results n my Help section of the PD window. However, I have tried to download the comport extension and placing it (within folders as well as directly) into the patches I am trying to work with but with no luck.
Some of the possible problems could be that its not the right pure data version (I heard it might work with extended? Not even sure what version mine is or how to check) or old version of the "Find externals" plug in (by Deken?). Or perhaps I am placing the comport abstraction in the wrong places (I have also tried placing it in the externals sub directory).
Sorry for t the long message. Any help would be amazing. THank you!