I have an 8051 microcontroller doing a 8-bit up counter with a 3 second delay between counts and a 300 baud rate. I connect it to my computer threw a serial cable to display the count in hyper terminal.
I know that the 8-bit upcounter program is working fine because I also have an LED train hooked up to it to see it visually.
All I am getting as an output from the microcontroller to the computer is a heck of a lot of ASCII characters, most are in 8-bit chunks of simular characters, but not all. What I need to do is display the 8-bit up counter in decimal form, not ASCII, Any idea on how to do this would be much appreciated, I'm not sure how to shift threw all those ASCII characters. Thank you.