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Import Data from non-configurable serial devices

Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:22 pm
by gcrisler

I have a load cell that I am using to collect data from a testing fixture, I am using (and loving) megunolink for controlling the fixture and graphing the results, but I would love to be able to import the serial data from the load cell into my design - the load cell sends its readings over serial at a defined baudrate with the following format:
"+0.3581 lbs\n"

I can fairly easily plot this over the Arduino serial plotter, and I can see it on the serial monitor in MegunoLink, but I would much prefer MegunoLink's plotting setup, which allows for alot more configuration - and ideally I would like my controller (ESP-32 based) to be able to start and stop the data collection/plotting over this additional serial port and save graphs of each result.

Is there a way to do any of this?

Thank you!


Re: Import Data from non-configurable serial devices

Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 3:41 am
by philr
Hi Greg, unfortunately we dont support any kind of arbitrary protocols. You would need to implement some kind of translation. Maybe a small cheap micro could receive the message and convert it into a MegunoLInk format?