I have a scale. This scale weighs an item and after both a button is pressed and a stable weight is determined, that weight can be sent via RS-232 to a Windows 7 workstation. It communicates well with HyperTerminal, however I can't collect the weights into a table or form using HT. Also, the output from the balance is right-aligned with empty characters (spaces?) and contains the unit of weight (in this case, "g" for grams).
What I would like to see is a program hiding in the system tray which will read the serial data and strip out the empty characters as well as the unit of weight (no matter what letter or letters), passing along only the numerical values to an empty field in the Windows environment. An example of an empty field would be Notepad or Excel - anywhere the cursor will place text. Also requested is the ability to choose whether to place a carriage return & line feed and/or tab value after the data is sent, as well as the typically configurable serial port stuff.
I could really use something like this in the next week... I hope this sounds easy enough for someone to take on, or if someone knows of something like this which is currently available please point me in the right direction.