How to view data from the Geiger counter through the serial port

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Snoopoid
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How to view data from the Geiger counter through the serial port

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I would like to capture the data from the counter and display it in some basic way for the screen using a program written in Python or perhaps using Microsoft Makecode. I teach at a high school and would like to give this to the physics teacher for that purpose. I have ordered the proper FTDI-232-R-3V3 cable suggested, how do I interpret any data that comes from the serial port when the geiger counter is connected to the USB port and a terminal program opened to capture the input? Is it in readable text strings?

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Giancarlo Fruzzetti
Jacksonville, Florida, USA

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Re: How to view data from the Geiger counter through the serial port

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Giancarlo,

Yes, it is transmitted as text. You can find information about the data logging capability in the usage instructions here:

https://mightyohm.com/blog/products/gei ... tructions/

and also in this tutorial:

https://mightyohm.com/blog/2012/02/tuto ... a-logging/

Hope this helps!

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