Hi all, I wonder if you wonderful people can point me in the right direction??
I'm quite new to web programming, I'm OK at conventional C/C++ etc but just really getting into the whole webside thang. Anyway, I was wondering how I may solve the following.
I want to have a sensor (doesn't matter what type it is, let's say a temperature sensor). This sensor will read it's environment reporting on (in this case) temperature. (Let's say the circuitry has been buit and it's giving the data I need)
My question is
- I want to convert the sensor output to a 3D graph (any ideas guys),
- I want to be able to show the graph on PC/smartphones (so think a web interface the best approach - unless someone/anyone has better ideas and most importantly links)
- I want to show the temperature change/graph in 'real time' (absolutly crucial) through the web interface .
I think, the conversion of the data would have to be done serverside. I'm thinking (and I may be wrong so please do correct)
Client side - Get sensor data
Client side - Transmit data
Server side - Convert data to graph
Server side - Transmit data/graph
Client side - Receive data
Client side - Show graph
If this were just a question of rendering a sensors data to a PC screen (self contained application) - I would feel confident to tackle it. However, I think where I'm getting stuck is the rendering/transmitting and displaying of the 3D images in real time using web technology, platforms and languages. If it helps, I am just picking up Php, MySql and python. I already know C/C++/VB and assembly.
I hope this makes sense, any starting points that you can give will be greatly appreciated