We will use the firmata protocol to talk with the microcontroller.
Firmata is genric protocol that provide an "API" to control your MCU hardware.
You will need nodejs (use 6 or 7, or the version you have if it is more than 3) to use the test tool and the workshoper, if you don't have node installed on your computer and don't know how to install it, please ask any of us, we will help you.
To install firmata on your board, you can use firmata-party plug the arduino to your computer
npm install -g firmata-party firmata-party uno
you can also use the arduino IDE
then to test that the board is ready:
git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:catsAndSolenoids/yldWorkshop.git cd yldWorkshop npm install npm run firmTest
firmTest should say something like
your board is ready to use !
If not (if the pack for the board is closed) go here and come back
You are now ready to play with your catbot go here