Re: Control & Data aquisition
Thanks for responding. I put these comments as an introduction rather than a request, just to explain why I'd signed up.
No, not HID, just machine interfaces.
The two main things I've been thinking of are
amateur radio - signal processing and display, possibly acquiring signals via a sound card. I am aware that this can be done as I have other software that does it, but I don't understand how they get the data from and to the sound card (or sometimes the USB port).
Secondly, simple control - monitoring sensors (temperature and light) with some control outputs (again, heaters, lights, motors and valves) and long term logging of data. That is something I did years ago via parallel interface, but it looks like one needs to use PICs these days. I have seen USB linked parallel ports, but again, I really don't know how to interface software with the USB port.
I'm just hoping to find a group where a few other people are doing this sort of thing so that I can listen in and learn about how it's done. If I do and if I can remember how to write SW after OVER 10 years absence (my last project was in Borland C on Windows NT 3.5) I might actually give it a try!