Introduction: Converting Float to String and Character Array in a Few Simple Steps - Arduino
Do you want to convert an floating point value to a string? If that is so, then there are two methods that i found really helpful.
Step 1: Float to String Using Dtostrf
dtostrf is a function that converts a float or double into a character array using only one line of code
dtostrf(float, minimum width, precision, character array);
You also need to include the stdlib.h library for this function to work. However, in my case it worked with or without including the library.
Here is the code to show you how to do that.
Step 2: Improvised Function
I realized that dtostrf does not work with all arduino based boards. For instance, when using the rfDuino i got an error:
Infinite_Delay_revision.ino: In function 'void RFduinoBLE_onReceive(char*, int)':
Infinite_Delay_revision:93: error: 'dtostrf' was not declared in this scope
So, i decided to create a function that extracts the decimal part of the floating point number and parses it on as an integer. Then I combined the string equivalent of the whole part and the string equivalent of the decimal part with a full stop at the center.
The code is attached below.
It works for both floats and doubles. For more information visit the link below.