Data logging to the PC

Hello:

I am trying to find a way to write the data gathered from varios temperature sensors (DS18B20) directly to a file in my PC in order to graph then posteriously.

Is there any aplication to do this directly or has it to be developed.

Best regards

alonsomaria

Maybe search Visual Basic/C++ serial monitor. You could use a serial monitor program like Putty/Realterm to save a file. Why not use a SD card? http://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-data-logger-shield/using-the-real-time-clock-2

http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=39441.0 http://www.mikmo.dk/gobetwino.html

I will look for a visual C++ serial monitor. Will you please indicate me what is Putty? I am going to download it.

I am not using the SD card because of the need for adaptations. An Sd card reader and in addition, you have to take it out of the Arduino montage. Best if you can read in a similar way as in the serial monitor but instead of this directing the info to a file where you can read it with for instance Excell.

Thanks for your reply.

Alonso

You can use Putty or RealTerm in a similar way as the Arduino serial monitor. They allow you to save receive data to a file on your computer for later use with another program like Excel etc.

I like RealTerm myself.

alonsomaria: I will look for a visual C++ serial monitor. Will you please indicate me what is Putty? I am going to download it.

I am not using the SD card because of the need for adaptations. An Sd card reader and in addition, you have to take it out of the Arduino montage. Best if you can read in a similar way as in the serial monitor but instead of this directing the info to a file where you can read it with for instance Excell.

You can use RealTerm, which creates a timestamped CSV file for subsequent export to Excel. You can also use PLX-DAQ which is a freebie Excel macro which effectively makes Excel a terminal, thereby allowing you to send the data to Excel direct and create the graph you want in real time.

Using an SD Card is still a good idea if you want long-term recording as it is easier to compartmentise the data.

Here’s a pretty good option. http://www.aggsoft.com/serial-data-logger.htm
They have a Home version for non-commercial projects, but it is not free too.

Gee, it seems to have everything - except a good explanation as to why you would spend $124 dollars on something you can get for free.

I use terminal by br@y:

https://sites.google.com/site/terminalbpp/

It even has a plotting feature. You send the data in a comma separated format and it will plot it for you, besides saving data.

Thank a lot for your help. This was what I was looking for. Both programs work very well. I will use the free one.

Best regards

Alonso

alonsomaria: I will use the free one.

If you are referring to PLX and have it going, you might not need the following but it might be usuful for the Excel stuff.

http://homepages.ihug.com.au/~npyner/Arduino/GUIDE_2PLX.pdf