Is it possible to use a raspberry pi for controlling a temperature controller (I have a 370 AC Resistance Bridge)?. I dont know if it is feasible to make it work with Raspbian, but maybe i can install Windows IoT Core.
Post by Lake Shore Jeff M on Jan 30, 2018 10:04:30 GMT -5
I am not familiar with the capabilities of the raspberry pi, however, to control a Model 370 requires that it be able to send and receive commands and responses over one of the two communications interfaces provided on the instrument. The Model 370 is equipped with one RS232 Serial Communications Port and one IEEE-488 GPIB port. The raspberry pi would need to be able to support either of the physical interfaces and have the ability to send and receive ASCII characters via those ports. In addition if you want to run any of the software supplied by Lake Shore and/or National Instruments Labview, you would need to be able to emulate a windows operating system.
You can review Chapter 6 in the Model 370 User Manual for specifications regarding the two interfaces and the specific commands that can be used with the instrument.