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Hardware...

PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:22 am
by ebear
Hello All,

Maybe we could have in this forum two pinned documents.
I'm thinking of one document with hardware usable with Neobook, and one document with plugins for Neobook to support the hardware. This could be something like a review of hardware and plugins, but without making a long discussion tread.
Something to give the users information about the products who are usable and a review with pro's / con's, maybe documentation of use (or link to the documentation. I would kindly maintain these documents.

Best regards,

Eric

Simple ON/OFF button solution

PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:49 am
by ebear
Hello All,

This is a re-post I did a while ago for another Neobook user, but I think this post belongs in this sub forum.

Below documentation for a "Simple ON/OFF RS-232" solution. The solution is usable for a RS-232 port, or via a RS-232 to USB cable via a USB port.
The plugin gtRS232free7.nbp is needed to use this sample.

A simple box is used with a few components:

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Schematics:
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RS-232 Connect pin-out (see also schematics):
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Below my code. I use a loop because of my application but I think the code is simple and can be changed for your own needs...
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ObjAction=SetVar "[cport]" "4"¶SetVar "[rx]" "0"¶SetVar "[Message]" "Waiting...."¶SetVar "[ExitLoopRequested]" "False"¶Loop "1" "1000" "[Loop]"¶     gtCommOpenStd "4,1200"¶     gtCommRxCount "[cport],rx"¶     gtCommRxS "[cport],RXS,1"¶     gtCommRxByte "[cport],RXS,1"¶     If "[rx]" ">" "0"¶        SetVar "[Message]" "Done...."¶        AlertBox "Pressed" "The button is pressed, Test OK"¶        gtCommClose "[cport]"¶        ExitLoop¶     EndIf¶        If "[ExitLoopRequested]" "=" "True"¶      ExitLoop¶   EndIf¶EndLoop¶SetVar "[Message]" "Press startkey to test"¶SetVar "[rx]" "0"
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Button press in action:

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I hope the instructions are understandable, otherwise let me know....

Regards,

Eric

Re: Hardware...

PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:12 am
by Neosoft Support
That's very cool! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Re: Hardware...

PostPosted: Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:48 am
by Rodrigo
Excellent! :shock:

I'm no electronics expert, but I could think of lots of applications based on your sample.

Thanks for sharing.