I'm really quite a beginner, so bear with me. :)
I'm starting to work with RF transmitters, and I only have one Arduino (It's an Uno R3). I have the transmitter and receiver set, but without another Arduino, I can't test it the way they're normally meant to be used.
However, I was wondering if there was something I could make that could be plugged into the USB of my computer, and allow it to write a byte of data to the device, and allow me to output that byte of data to some header pins.
I understand that USB can't be used for serial transmission on its own, but was wondering what I'd need to create in order to allow me to write to the header pins?
TL;DR: I'd like to be able to have a setup that reports as a Virtual COM Device, and allows serial data to be passed along it.
I apologize if this is a really newbie question, and I appreciate all the help I can get :)