I'm a good builder, but I *suck* at programming.
Here's the challenge. (I'd even be willing to throw some dubloons at whoever can find me the most complete solution.)
I've so far used such things as SimpleMessageSystem, and some random software that ran encased on the arduino. The challenge here today is to take that up a notch.
I need the Arduino + some hardware (pots, buttons, etc...) to become a hardware controller for a serial device.
Firstly, is that possible?
Secondly, here is the device http://www.birger.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=ef232_home
(it's 900$) :-(
(if still interested)
Thirdly, here is the syntax and response that the device uses: http://www.birger.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=ef232_softintf
What I would like:
An "OK" led (green)
A "Communicating" LED (orange)
An "Error" LED (red)
A button to go to near focus.
A button to go to infinity focus.
An encoder/pot to control the focus.
A button to open the aperture one stop.
A button to go to wide open aperture (or hold the "open one stop" button for 3-4 seconds or something)
A button to close the aperture.
A button to go to closed aperture (or hold the "close one stop" button for 3-4 seconds)