Hello all. We are building a stream gauge that will use a AirLink Raven XT for communication. I assume that the gauge hardware will be connected to the Raven via USB or Serial port. The current plan is to have an .asp page (or possibly a vb.net exe) connect to the Raven, get a reading from the stream gauge, then store the data in a database on a hosted web server and then provide the stream flow via HTML or web services. This will be non-profit service for the kayaking community.
I have a good degree of database and vb.net programming skills, but I’ve never used wireless devices, serial ports or USB ports. I hoping to find some very simple vb.net (ideal) or C# code for connecting to the Raven, then connect to the stream gauge (assumed via serial or USB) to retrieve the reading, then have the reading passed back as a variable. I’d also like code for recording errors in the process.
Like I said, I’m new to a lot of this would appreciate responses with very basic info and very easy to use code samples.