I'm an Arduino noob so just learning. I'm working on a project with the goal to display on a PC in a simple text field the output from a SENC 150 linear encoder (basic x-axis location, numerically). Basically, the laptop display will mirror the X-axis coordinates that are being shown on the Acu-Rite Vue DRO in real-time.
The encoder is fed to an Acu-Rite Vue DRO and then the data can be outputted via a USB-B on the back of the DRO. I thought I could connect the DRO directly to the laptop (running Windows 7 if that matters)and write a VBA script to read the USB-A port and output the data but no luck so now I'm going to try to output from the DRO through an Arduino to my laptop using Arduino code to display the output on my laptop display. I saw a YT vid (Rotary Encoder Tutorial with Arduino Code - YouTube) that did similar with a rotary encoder so it sounds feasible.
- Is this approach (Output from DRO via USB to Arduino to PC via USB and using Arduino code to display the output on my laptop) feasible and sound?
- If so, does anyone have code that is available to tinker with that would be a good start?
- If not, open to suggestions.