I am thinking about creating a specific website which will act as a central resource for open source data logger projects, allowing the less technical to communicate with us with there project idea's. Additionally, It might also work as a place for developers to share code between each other and exchange idea's.I had plans on competitions, prizes, etc to generate interest and give some incentive for everyone to contribute, I have had both positive and negative comments on implementing this.What do you you all think? Good or bad idea?I noticed that this thread has been viewed over 10,000 times!! It would appear that there is a lot of interest out there.
What I really want is just an easy way to do various real-time plots and status indicators on my Windows PC screen to show data coming in on the serial port, and some control buttons to send commands back on the serial port
"Processing" is nice and user-friendly, but doesn't seem to be really designed for this.
It's based on Java, so I looked at just using the Java Swing GUI setup. But from a quick look, that's not easy to jump into with no experience in that area.