It's not a 100% robot-related question, and the answer might be obvious, but I thought I would ask anyway (the answer may be useful for robotic applications):
I have an instrument that transfers saved data (in ASCII or binary format) out of a RS 232 serial port. I want to receive and view this data on a PC. Do I merely attach a serial cable between them and send the data? I think something else has to be done, but I don't know what.
Thanks in advance for any insight provided.