Import temperature and switch on/off the heater with Rev
-= JB =-
sundown at pacifier.com
Wed Feb 4 03:31:25 CST 2009
I really haven't done any usb stuff yet except configure the port. I
have done some testing
with an internal modem using the serial port. The only thing I have
done with usb is list
the devices. It is possible the only way to access most usb devices
is to write a driver for
Rev to access the port.
On Feb 4, 2009, at 1:09 AM, René Micout wrote:
> Hello JB,
> Is that work with USB musical keyboard ?
> René from Paris
> Le 4 févr. 09 à 07:29, -= JB =- a écrit :
>> You could probably do it with X10 devices. I used to control X10
>> devices with OS 8.6. They
>> were controlled from the serial port but the new device is USB. I
>> am writing a stack that will
>> control the serial and USB ports but haven't been working on it
>> for a few months. I was able
>> to configure the ports and do some serial port stuff with the
>> modem but haven't done much
>> with the usb port yet. The older X10 took commands in a binary
>> format if I remember and I
>> haven't done enough to see how the new X10 devices are controlled
>> but they've changed
>> the format. I have written some code for Revolution to convert
>> between binary, ascii, hex &
>> numeric that I posted in the Scripters Scrapbook online section.
>> I did find a program that is
>> for the Mac that controls X10 devices so I know it can be done but
>> it may need a driver to
>> be written so you can do it with Revolution. Until I figure out
>> what type of info needs to be
>> sent to the USB device I won't be able to test it without a driver
>> to be sure if it needs one to
>> be written or not. If you can figure out how to control an
>> external serial device from Rev the
>> old device could be used instead of the new USB one.
>> On Feb 3, 2009, at 5:41 AM, paolo 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
>>> 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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