Is it possible for anyone to make a PIC(I'm thinking of using 16F628/16F628A) communicate with another device, in this case a digital scale or industrial digital multimeter using USART/serial port communication?
I know that connecting digiscales to PC and reading data thru serial ports is possible (I've done this before so I know I could). I was just wondering if anyone has ever tried to use PICs or any microcontrollers in place of PC. The change is needed since where I am going to implement this thing, the PC option can't be used(it's not there), and using PIC is much much cheaper.
I got codes for a 16f84 communicating to a PC with me(got it off electronics-diy.com, somehow blocked now), gonna try converting it to 16f628A compatible first. Anyone who has ideas do share.