Prototyping is sometimes a fiddly thing. For example getting data from Arduino into AS3 usually turns into a real odyssee hence Flash cannot do serial connections due to security restrictions.
Up to now, there are three steps to make Arduino talk to Flash: After sending the data from Arduino to a serial port (1) you need to use a serial socket proxy to send it to a network port (2). In AS3 you finally have to use a socket library to parse the data (3).
How easy would it be if you received simple to handle keyboardEvents from a prototyped input device without destroying a USB keyboard to get some wires in…
We tought our Arduino boards to swindle! They pretend to be USB Keyboards now. For rapid prototyping we produced a series of brutally simple and easy to use Arduino shields based on the instructions found here: code.rancidbacon.com/ProjectArduinoUSB (discontinued)
The Arduino code requires the library UsbKeyboard from code.rancidbacon.com/ProjectArduinoUSB (discontinued)