I have an old PC around the house, and i have no use for it at the moment. I was thinking (in the good old DIY (AKA Destroy It Yourself XD)) about scavaging the computer for whatever parts i could re-use. I have an arduino UNO, and often I find myself needing more sampling rate or faster computation and I thought that using that old pc's Pentium III processor might be a good idea. However, since I'm not that familiar with processors (only with arduino) I was looking for some pointer on how to make use of it. A few ideas I came with are:
- An oscilloscope
- A general-purpose meter (think home automation)
If you could give me some pointers about the feasibility (or even how to make something) out of those parts, much appreciated. Oh, and if you have any ideas for projects (preferably space-related since it's my major) please share them with me.