I'm relatively new at using Arduino technology, so my apologies if this is a simple question.
I currently have a project that requires me to use an Arduino to collect data from three instruments. Two of these instruments send out data via RS-232, while the third returns analog data that must be converted into digital. All three of these instruments must be connected to the Arduino, which has to take in the data and store them in one retrievable file (i.e. the data from all 3 instruments must be saved together, and are saved as the data comes in).
I'm currently thinking of getting a data logger shield as well as a few RS-232 shields as a way to get started. However, I'm really new to this, so I really don't know if this is a good approach or if there is a better way.
If someone can think of a way to accomplish this and outline the basics of what I can do, that would be extremely helpful. Thank you for your time!