I'm new at Arduino (although not new at electronics) and I thinking about a project that i'm not really sure about its feasability.
What i want to do is to use a force gauge to measure a force for certain time. This gauge has a USB (or RS232, cant remember) port to connect to a PC, insted of that, i want to connect it to an Arduino, it will get all the samples (let's say 1000Hz for 1 sec, so 1000 samples), process and integrate them and show me the result in a standard display.
The result will be something like the shadowed area:
I know that the unit is 'Force * Time' and don't really makes much sense, but that's what i need.
So, can it be done? Using the Arduino UNO is good enough? Would a need to use something like a MAX232 to go from the Force Gauge to Arduino or is there some adapter/shield that does this? Or meaby the USB port that comes with the Arduino to program it would do the job?
Thanks in advance! Greetings from Argentina