PC interface for Elevator Monitoring System

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by Anthony.A, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Anthony.A

    Thread Starter New Member

    Oct 31, 2013
    Dear all,

    I'm an apprentice in the last year of Electronics Engineering, my project is to monitor an Elevator via PC.
    I'm using the PIC18 as an intermediate device: "PC-> PIC18 -> Elevator controller".
    The section "PIC18 -> Elevator" is handled smoothly, no problem with that.
    The section "PC -> PIC18" is half done, I could get and understand the firmware that insures a USB communication.
    However, I'm having a problem doing an Interface on the PC that responds to the received data from the PIC (i.e the elevator) and represent it in a cool way on a PC (it could be via LEDs on a terminal or maybe a fancy GUI of an elevator simulation etc...)

    So basically I need some sort of Terminal (written on VB or whatever) that can read data from USB port and do a graphical action. Could anyone help me with that?

    Thanks in Advance.
  2. mcgyvr

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 15, 2009
    There are hundreds of tutorials on rs232/serial to vb on the internet..
    What have you attempted so far? and where are you getting stuck?