iMalinko
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Data Acquisition

Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:24 am

Hi, all.

I'm new to the forums, and Pi, and thought I'd asked a resource/use question to get more interested in the hardware.

I work in a lab setting, and utilize a lot of analog signals (0 - 20 mA, 4 - 20 mA, and 0 - 5 VDC), and was wondering if I could use the hardware to log these signals into something like Excel, or some other recommendation that's a common application. I'm sure this is a common thought amongst people, and was hoping someone could point me in the direction of this being done or at least help on how to do this.

jimallyn
Posts: 51
Joined: Wed Nov 12, 2014 9:13 am

Re: Data Acquisition

Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:19 am

The Raspberry Pi does not have any analog to digital converters in it, but they could be added via the GPIO port. This page shows a chip that you can interface to the RPi, and has links to a Python program to read from the ADC:

https://learn.adafruit.com/reading-a-an ... i/overview


There are Python libraries to create and manipulate spreadsheets. See this page:

https://pypi.python.org/pypi?%3Aaction= ... mit=search
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