I have created a little examlpe of how to integrate Minia with PureData.
Basically I have connected a 100K ohm potentiometer to the analog pin 1 this way:
Which in Fritzing‘s breadboard view corresponds to this:
Or, if you prefer a schematic view, it corresponds to this:
The sketch for Fritzing is available at my repository here.
Then I have created a little patch for PureData that shows the values on a number box and, after being scaled, to a VU meter.
Here you can download the PureData patch: