Note: please see picture attachment below. I sketched out what I’m talking about. It’s very high resolution, so you can zoom in to see the details
So another beginner question here. I’ve built an I2C slave board for collecting hardware sensor data. I’ve also built the prelimary GUI in C# and used simulated data in place of the real hardware sensor data. (See picture below)
Now I want to start using the real data in place of the simulated data. I’ve been told I will need a chip to act as intermediary interface between the master and the PC. (This is the orange box in the picture attachment)
I have two questions:
1). Is this something like an FTDI chip? That’s the first hit that comes up for “PC interface module.” I don’t think this is correct. Can someone educate me on this?
2). Just to confirm, I should just be using the Arduino IDE to prototype the lower level C code on the Arduinos, and not to transfer data? I am right that the IDE would not be ideal for this sort of thing? It can serial print data of the screen but I don’t think that can be passed through easily my GUI/data logger
many thanks in advance
let me know if I left any info out