1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 9, 2007 10:49 AM by Newsgroup_User

    Using Lingo/Xtra to control a relay/ i/o board?

    Samuel_Joseph_IV
      PROJECT

      I have the following
      Mac Book or iMac G5
      Director MX 2004

      WHAT I WANT TO DO IS CONTROL A REALY BOARD WITH DIRECTOR

      www.controlanything.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=NCD&Product_Code=R16 3DPDTPROXR&Category_Code=16-RELAY


      Is using a board from http://www.controlanything.com the way to go? other boards with packaged lingo codes?

      Does anyone know what kind of 'code' java or xtra-lingo I would use to control the board?

      EXAMPLE Lets say the 16 realy board current state: was all of the relays where 'off'

      What code would I use to tell the relay board I want relay#6 to be "on" ?

      I own the below software/hardware would that be used to control the realy board?
      Service USB Plus >> http://www.bkohg.com/serviceusbplus_e.html



        • 1. Re: Using Lingo/Xtra to control a relay/ i/o board?
          Level 7
          Howdy,

          I have a few recent projects with topotables that have a touch screen and
          when they touch a button, somewhere (like tennis courts, the clubhouse,
          etc...) on the topotable lights up. I use director and a USB interface to
          the table. The topotable maker sets up relays, so the USB triggers the
          relays allowing more voltage to go to the lights.

          The board I liked best was this one:
          http://www.saelig.com/miva/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=U6&Category_Code=I,
          USB-I2CIO USB-to-I2C with I/O Interface Board

          However, I did use a PC and VB 6. I'm not great at VB, and it only took a
          couple hours to make an ActiveX that I load into director and it turns the
          lights on and off. There will be documentation that tells you how to turn
          the channels off and on.

          Some USB boards are compatibla with EZIO and I believe there's a mac version
          of the xtra.

          Timm