Thanks Sean - I've used a number of the serial port xtras. Wondering if there's a more current hardware interface for hardware pushbuttons. I checked out EZIO - they are down to 38 boards left and will not be building any more. It would be great if there was a more current solution that would plug directly into the USB port and maybe emulated a RS232 port in software.
Just trying to get away from the multiple box solution. Anyone else??
I'm looking for a board I can connect a hardware pushbutton (or two) to and then read the status of that button in Director.
if you need it for only one or two installations, just take an old USB keyboard and use the controller and the hardwarematrix to
connect some buttons to some defined keys. Then you can decode pressed buttons directly with key and keycode.
Maybe you need help by a hardware guy.
Pete - that looks interesting. How do you communicate with it through Director? Is there a dll or does it emulate an RS232 port? Please let me know.
This box basically converts a signal to a keyboard input. You connect
the switch to the input of your choice on the box. A red LED(you can see
them on the right side of the box) allows you to select from the range
of available key choices.
The box plugs into the computer via a USB cable. The computer sees it as
an HID device and accepts input as if it were a keyboard. A
keyDownScript in Director is then programmed to watch for the keypress
of the key you have selected. You can run any function from there.
ahhh, nice! That's what I need.
Thanks a lot!!
Hey just wanted to take the time to respond with what info I have, since this site has been so helpful when I needed help
I have found the following to work well
A) Contact Closure input detector
B) Geoff Smith's serial Xtra
No drivers needed. Just works with the Serial port. Code is not difficult to learn
You basically send out a code to read the ports --- then follow up with a code to 'read the buffer'(information waiting to be sent back to the PC)