Import temperature and switch on/off the heater with Rev

dunbarx dunbarx at aol.com
Tue Feb 3 22:23:14 CST 2009


I did those towers. 1998. Still working...

Craig newman

On Feb 3, 2009, at 11:01:17 PM, "Judy Perry" 
<katheryn.swynford at gmail.com> wrote:
 From:  "Judy Perry" <katheryn.swynford at gmail.com>
Subject:    Re: Import temperature and switch on/off the heater with Rev
Date:   February 3, 2009 11:01:17 PM EST
To: "How to use Revolution" <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
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.

Judy
http://revined.blogspot.com


On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 5:41 AM, paolo <mazzapaolo at libero.it> 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 :
> http://www.audon.co.uk/io8g.html
> 
> 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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