I am looking to interface a digital hotplate with a serial port with a PC running windows 7 via a serial port from plugable. The software would need to be open source and a gui would be nice.
Thanks for your question. Here’s a link to one commonly used open source serial communication program:
Also, sourceforge.net is a great resource for open source software. Here’s a link to some projects you may find interesting.
I hope this helps,
Let me know if there’s any thing else I can help with,