Update: Igaging Origin Series use a Mitutoyo cable and output the Mitutoyo 52 bit datastream. The code and schematics below work with SPC Digimatic Calipers, Micrometers, Dial indicators, and Scales from both companies.
Discuss a variety of manufacturer's data formats and interfacing for all microcontrollers and SPC enabled measuring systems, like scales, micrometers, calipers, dial indicators, and more.
We had a project that required connection to a digital micrometer with a data output jack. The idea was to connect a microcontroller to the micrometer, to read the measurements and make decisions based on the readings. The micrometers that we used are made by Mitutoyo, and have a funky 52 character data stream in reverse bit order. The microcontroller we chose is the Arduino, and we used a 4D systems uVGA-II to take serial output from the Arduino and display it on a VGA monitor.
male shrouded header to fit mitutoyo cable
(2) 10k Ohm Resistors
6 pin male header (wires to Arduino)