I am doing this project:
I have 4 inputs. These are push buttons, connected to a microcontroller.
Each time a push button is pressed, say for example pushbutton_1 is pressed, the press of a switch button should be recognised as a HIGH.
In its normal unpressed state it should be recognised as a LOW.
Then using serial communication i should transfer it to a computer.
Along with this, i need to implement a count for each button.
Each time a push button is pressed, the count that is assigned to that push button, should increment by 1.
The data arriving through serial communication should be transferred to an excel sheet/database.
The excel sheet/database should display a count for each pushbutton.
I have 4 important question areas:
Which microcontroller should i use? (I have experience with arduino development platform)
How do i implement the transfer of data from microcontroller to computer via serial communication?
Afterwards, how do i transfer the arriving data to MS excel/database?
How do i run implement the system in realtime?
Please suggest me the best possible way to implement this system.