It’s tedious to write down digital caliper measurements while working with research samples since you have to set the calipers down each time to record the value.
The solution: Use a SAM32 to read the caliper measurement, decode the protocol, and emulate keystrokes over USB to enter data into spreadsheet. Note: the user specifically wanted the calipers to be wired
The post goes through the process of looking for a compatible tool and interfacing. All the code necessary is then presented with the interface coded in CircuitPython.
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