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mmtt

For those who are interested in interfacing Arduino with a cheap digital caliper I have placed a short project description under
https://sites.google.com/site/marthalprojects/home/arduino/arduino-reads-digital-caliper

robtillaart

Great work, thanks for sharing.

What does the output looks like?
value in which units?
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mmtt

The output which appears on the serial monitor is exactly the same as you read on the caliper's LCD. It is the caliper's measurement in mm, with 2 decimals, e.g. 4.52
The code provided works only with the caliper set in mm mode. With the caliper in inch mode the code needs to be slightly modified.

regards

robtillaart

If you switch mode can that be seen on the interface?
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mmtt

In the case of my caliper none of the 24 data bits codifies for inch or mm mode, so I guess there is no possibility of automatic detection of the mode.

robtillaart

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heng1

hi
this is exactly what I am looking for, tried it, doesn't do anything for me, no serial output at all.
I am using bc550c transistors.
I have no clue what is wrong.

robtillaart

@heng1
what calliper are you using?
picture?
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heng1


JimboZA

Question: what practical use does this have....

I can't think of a need to do that right now, but mine is one of those: I might give it  try just for the heck of it.
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robtillaart

>> Question: what practical use does this have....

You could make a very accurate milling table, positioning with 2 callipers X and Y could be double fun ;)
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studiobizq

Hi,
We're new to arduino. We are currently making a dimension test fixture with 17 measuring points by using standard digital dial gauges. These gauges are very similar to calipers and also have a serial output. Would Arduino be suitable to read out all 17 gauges at once? We are in the process of drawing up the basic requirements of our fixture and are curious whether an Arduino based solution is up to this task.
TIA!

Timo Voorhuis

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