Import temperature and anything else you can think of
dunbarx at aol.com
Tue Feb 3 23:20:39 EST 2009
I use the Beehive ADB/IO gadgets to this day. Four are in my shop working as I speak on two 266 MHz grey boxes. I have sold commercial HC driven products using them, and when they went out of business, they offered a couple dozen to me at cost. I took them all. Still have some.
There were two earlier, similar devices, made by Ansan and someone else. I have these also. But the Beehive gadgets are the best. They wrote an XCMD to write to and an XFCN to read from the device, and it can do anything, analog or digital, especially if you can add some simple circuitry like data distributors and the like. They only work on the ADB bus though.
If anyone wants to go back to you know what on an ADB Mac (the blue and white is the last model to support it), let me know.
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.
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 :
> 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
> To summarize, do you think I can menage to control this external device
> from Revolution?
> Thanks a lot.
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