Import temperature and switch on/off the heater with Rev

Judy Perry katheryn.swynford at
Tue Feb 3 23:01:17 EST 2009

Wasn't there an old HC serial (ADB) adapter thingy that allowed you to
control external electronics?  Made by Beehive maybe?  Used to control the
lighting of the world's tallest towers?  (Jacque would remember).
Is there a USB version of it now?  I thought that people used to do this
sort of thing in HC all the time...

Sorry; that's all I remember.


On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 5:41 AM, paolo <mazzapaolo at> wrote:

> Dear friends, I had this crazy idea:
> I would like to create a Rev application to control the temperature of my
> room. So, I need my application  to import the temperature from a
> thermometer and switch on/off the heater.
> I found documentation for an affordable external device in internet :
> It says  "Compatible with Profilab DAQ Software. " and "Can Utilize a
> Simple Terminal Emulator to Control All Functions"
> It says also: "Virtual COM port (VCP) drivers cause the USB device to
> appear as an additional COM port available to the PC.  Application software
> can access the USB device in the same way as it would access a standard COM
> port. "
> Now, I have some questions:
> Can we access the USB device using  a standard COM ports from Revolution?
> Can we  have  Revolution to behave as a terminal Emulator to control all
> Functions?
> To summarize, do you think I can menage to control this external device
> from Revolution?
> Thanks a lot.
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