- USB System Stats Device
- 07 Jul 2009 08:37:23 am Permalink
I am planning to try to make a USB device that combined with a simple piece of software on the computer will be able to display some simple near real time stats on an LCD display, I know some such things exist but given that I am not sure I want to buy one of those and I have the parts I thought this would be fun. If anyone has some advice before I get really into it I would like to hear it. I plan to use a micro controller board that I have that has a built in USB port and came with libraries for it to show up as a mouse, keyboard or serial port. I am planning to use it on my mac with it showing up as a serial port as I believe that will be an easy way to get the stats to it. I may need some help with this project from a few angles because I have never communicated with a serial port from C, I have never used an LCD display with this particular micro controller (but I have used it with the micro controller that it came in a kit with), and I have never read most of the stats from a computer that I will be looking for from a program only from the programs like Activity Monitor or Task Manager.