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Getting Serial Out the Hard Way

March 17, 2015
        This project started out as a simple idea - get serial data out of a cheap scale. When I say cheap, I mean cheap. I wanted to get the weight data into a PC program, and a serial connection was the easiest way to do this.   My original plan was to find the processing IC for the display and take the raw data from there. Use an arduino to process into a serial string and pass it to the PC. This turned out to impossible, however. The entire circuit for the ba... read more