Help Calculating Moisture with with Analog Devices MCU and AD Eclipse IDE

Discussion in 'Embedded Systems and Microcontrollers' started by Ryan Jones, May 26, 2017.

  1. Ryan Jones

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    Hey, all! Me again, from MIT-i, asking for help with programming.

    For our next video I am using an Analog Devices mcu, their version of the Eclipse IDE, and 0398 shield to measure moisture, specifically using this demo project.

    The catch is that I am using a different moisture sensor than what's listed in the project, shown here. Unfortunately, there is not much technical info in this datasheet.

    I need to convert the current moisture calculation to work with the new sensor. The github page with the source code is listed here

    The reason for the help is that I lack programming skill in C/C++ as I usually work with Arduino language or Python. Not asking for answers, but any insight helps!

    Thanks again, I love the help found within this community.
     
  2. shteii01

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    There is some work.
    Very little programming.
    Basically you don't want to do any of it.
     
  3. Ryan Jones

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    As a basic hobbyist, I am not a programmer so extensive IDEs as such are confusing and overwhelming, especially when one small change effects 25 separate programming files, in an unfamiliar language. Recently, I've found a lot of support in this community, but I appreciate you at least giving it a look.
     
  4. shteii01

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    This is Arduino Uno level project. You said you can write code for Arduino.
     
  5. Ryan Jones

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    My issue now is the IDE interface. After some code change and debugging, I decided to take a step back and run the original code as is just to see if I get a reading at all. Upon doing so I realized there is no, or I can't seem to locate, the serial monitor. None of the tutorials or user guides actually explain how/where to retrieve your data results. I've clicked through everything and googled for quite some time. Even if I had the proper sensor, working within the IDE is vastly different.
     
  6. shteii01

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    Use Serial Terminal program. Win7 does not come with one. There are several serial terminal programs that are quiet popular even within Arduino community.
     
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