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How to connect a sensor to laptop

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  1. Sep 12, 2015 #1
    Hi,
    I am retired and work with computer programming as hobby. I wanted to find a way to connect a sensor to my laptop so that I could write a program for it. Example: reading atmospheric radiation levels with some type of sensor connected to my USB port. Could you direct me as to how, or what type of connections I would require to connect these two types of hardware.
    Thanks,
     
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  3. Sep 12, 2015 #2

    DaveC426913

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    I would start by researching the detector. You will likely find that they already have devices that are USB-enabled.
     
  4. Sep 12, 2015 #3
    Doing that now. Thanks.
     
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