I am a beginner at using Arduino. I tried a glucometer to communicate with Arduino Uno.
Pls read the following aspects to understand my project:
This is the model of glucometer that I used: VivaChek ino (Ino Blood Glucose Meter | VivaChek Biotech). This glucometer has a micro USB port. This device can store 900 readings, with time and date. Later, these stored data can be imported by a PC-software, "SiDiary" (VivaChek Ino (En) - sidiary.org). We need to connect the device using "any" micro USB cable with a PC. Then, in the software (SiDiary), we need to select the model of the glucometer. Here, it is VivaChek ino.Then, we need to click "import".Then those glucometer readings stored in the device will appear in a textbox with the date and time.
Now, what I did is, I have taken a micro USB cable and cut it at the center of the cable. So, I got following by cutting.
One part, with normal USB head(usually we connect it to PC USB port) .
Second piece was with micro USB-Head(The part, we should insert into the glucometer).
I selected second piece(The part with Micro USB-head) and threw away the 1st piece.
There were 4 separate wires(Tx,Rx,GND,VCC) inside the one terminal of the cable(cutting end). Another end was with Micro USB -Head.
So, I connected the micro USB-head of the cable to the micro USB port of the Glucometer. On the other side, I connected those separate wires to the Rx, Tx,VCC,GND pins of Arduino Uno, respectively. Then I tried coding with the aid of SoftwareSerial library and tried to read the data stored in the glucometer. But nothing appeared in my serial monitor of Arduino IDE.
Now, my questions are,
Would I be able to read the stored readings of glucometer using Arduino board, finally?
Can I get a sample code for this project?
Sorry for the inconvenience in advance. I am in the beginner stage. Your suggestions will be highly appreciated. Thank you.