I am currently doing a school project which entails that i develop some software of my choice (i'm using both C++ and CLIPS) to control a temperature controller. I'm actually using fuzzy logic. Do i need to also have a UART at my interface?, and what is the format of bits that the hardware interface should send to the PC? Also, since the computer will read this data and use it within my program, how do i tell my computer to read from the port at such and such a time. I am very confused and any assistace will be highly appreciated. Thank you. Olugbenga.