First, my apologies is this has already been asked, I searched this forum but I could not find anything along these lines.
My computer does not have a serial port, and I have a device that has a serial port that I want to connect to my computer. I was wondering if it was possible, since the computer see the Arduino UNO as a serial port, to somehow plug in my serial device to my Arduino board and have the board act like a serial port?
What I was thinking is that I could take off the atmega chip and then just use the built in USB-to-Serial converter by connecting the correct pins from the serial device into the Ground, TX and RX port on my Arduino. Will this work, or am I going to break something when trying this?
The device I want to interface with is another microcontroler that uses a serial port to send data back to the PC (data acquired by the board, not for programing the board that's by USB).