Hi all,
Im not sure if this is the right forum, but it seemed to be the closest match.

I want to interface an Arduino with a PT1000 RTD temperature sensor. My range of interest is 85C to 95C which corresponds to 1328 Ohms to 1366 Ohms.
I have breadboarded a circuit and am using a 25 ohm variable resistor to roughly simulate the RTD sensor.

So, I am reading the "sensor" value, performing an operation on it to get the range of values I am interested in and serially outputting to my pc. And its working.....

But I am getting only integer values, whereas I really want 0.1 resolution.

Is it possible to do this with the serial output?

Later I will be also interfacing with a LCD, so maybe I can only do it on the LCD?

Here is my code....

/*
RTD Analog Input
This will read the value of RTD/POT, save it as
a variable, then calculate the temp
The circuit:
* Wheatstone bridge feeds diff amp attached to analog input 0
*/
int sensorValue = 0; // variable to store the value coming from the sensor
int tempValue = 0; // variable to store calculated temp
void setup() {
Serial.begin(9600);
}
void loop() {
// read the value from the sensor:
int sensorValue = analogRead(0);
tempValue = ((sensorValue-225)/54)+85;
Serial.println(tempValue);
delay(10);
}

You're being bitten by "integer division". In C++ 150/54 (for example) is 2. Not 2.777 or 2.8 but just 2. So your expression ((sensorValue-225)/54) loses a lot of precision.

You can try using floats or doubles to work with real numbers prior to converting back to an integer:

tempValue = ((sensorValue-225.0)/54)+85;

Adding a real number forces real-number computation, and the final result is converted back to an integer when you write the result to tempValue.

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Yes, it's best to stick to integer numbers whenever possible as floating-point computation takes quite a bit more work (time). Just computing 10 times the needed quantity and displaying it on an LCD with the decimal point in the right place is the way to go.

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