Reading output from USB torque meter to control a motor

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Reading output from USB torque meter to control a motor

Postby valda » Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:56 am

Hi guys,
So I have a conundrum,
Basically I'm using a digital torque meter (MARK 10 model TT03) that has a USB connection. I want to know if I can use that USB connection on an arduino controller to shut down a motor once the value is 0 N/cm.

I assume that means the USB connection of the torque meter will give me an analogue output; is that a correct assumption? Also, can an arduino USB connection be used to control a motor or is the USB connection purely for the computer interface in order to program it?

I hope I'm being clear, otherwise I can draw what I mean; but it should be pretty straightforward


Thanks,
Looking forward to hear from you guys :)

-Val
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Re: Reading output from USB torque meter to control a motor

Postby Combat Medic » Wed Jul 19, 2017 1:45 pm

The USB port on most arduinos is there to give you a serial console to the arduino. You need something that will be a USB Host. Like this: https://store.arduino.cc/usa/arduino-usb-host-shield

After that it seems pretty easy. The torque meter outputs readings over serial over USB.
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