I'm getting back to my Arduino Diecimila (ATmega168) after many years of it sitting on the shelf.
I want to control a piece of bench test equipment that has RS-232 control feature. I want to monitor an external temperature (thermocouple? thermistor?) and control the test equipment based on this input.
I have the interface manual for the equipment so all that it requires is at hand.
Should I consider using the Diecimila for this? I see a serial shield is available from Sparkfun to make the serial communications simpler:
Or is there a better Arduino (or other platform?) that will make this straightforward?