Import temperature and switch on/off the heater with Rev

Judy Perry katheryn.swynford at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 00:32:54 EST 2009


Dunbar,
That is soooo awesome!
So, does the serial adapter thingy still exist as far as you know?  Was it
Beehive?

Judy
who REMEMBERS!

http://revined.blogspot.com

On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 8:23 PM, dunbarx <dunbarx at aol.com> wrote:

> 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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