I was looking for an operating system independent solution for the MSO-28 200Msa/S Mixed Signal Oscilloscope. Rather than writing an application for each OS, I wanted to see if I can target the browser instead. The goal is to control the MSO-28 from a smartphone without rooting it. The RaspberryPi provided a low cost solution for hardware control, wireless access point and web server.
How it works
The USB based MSO-28 enumerate as a serial device on the RaspberryPi. Nginx and spawn-fcgi are the webserver and fcgi gateway. mso28fcgi parses the fcgi queries and controls the MSO-28.
Challenges I ran into
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
High speed control of the hardware. Live data sampled at 200Msa/S was accurate and usable.
What I learned
Fullstack, from client side UI to server side hardware control.
What's next for PiMSO
Flesh out the client side code out and make it responsive.