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Clock Loop
08-06-2005, 03:35 PM
I do NOT intend to send serial data TO my stamp, (at this point)

I just want to read a simple character from the computers com port which could represent a sensor being on or off.

I know learning a language is required, but I question what language to do this in.

Can I just choose any language and learn about serial comms in that language and then thats it?

Is it possible to see the stamp send a serial character in a TERMINAL program?

Like if I tell the stamp to send a "9" serially, could the terminal program be used to view that "9"?

Clock Loop
08-06-2005, 03:39 PM
Answered my own question:

http://www.parallax.com/html_pages/downloads/software/software_stampDAQ.asp

Excell is powerfull, and will let me do exactly what I want.

Clock Loop
08-06-2005, 03:56 PM
Wow. After wanting to change the stampDAQ program in excel, I stumbled upon the fact that you let us see your stampdaq in visual basic.

I greatly appreciate you making this for us end users.

Now I can make my own program in visual basic, learning how you did it in your code.

Thanks again Parallax Inc.