[PD] belt conveyor control

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Wed Feb 9 01:36:04 CET 2005

I have done all sorts of this kind of thing in two ways: MIDI->relay 
boards, and connecting the parallel port directly to solid-state relays 
to control them.  For the solid-state relays, we used opto22 boards, 
but I am sure there are others around.  I used this patch for the 
parport stuff written by Frank Hausman:

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On Feb 1, 2005, at 10:46 AM, Ian Smith-Heisters wrote:

> The way I'd go about this is using a microcontroller of some sort. A  
> BASIC STAMP may be the best and easiest if you're just doing this one  
> thing. Alternatively you can use a PIC, in which case my tutorial at  
> http://www.0x09.com/Marlboro/physcomp might be useful. Basically the  
> microcontroller would give you an interface between a motor and your  
> computer.
> You might be able to do it without a microcontroller, depending on the  
> motor and its interface. You might even be able to just plug it in to  
> a serial port, perhaps via a relay. The serial port uses +/-5V DC,  
> which can be triggered using the [comport] external. You output that  
> to a relay, which triggers the motor on or off. That's entirely  
> speculative, I just pulled it out of my ass, and I've never tried  
> anything like it before.
> Cheers,
> Ian
> olsen wrote:
>> sal?
>> probably little off-tropic but as there are some tinkerers around  
>> maybe someone could give me a point of departure.
>> I'm trying to figure out controlling a belt conveyer attached to my  
>> computer/pd.
>> basically i thought about controlling a motors movement - passing  
>> parameters for some estades to turn back and forth.
>> if someone has experience in this direction in his sewing box (f.e.  
>> with modules from http://www.ak-modul-bus.de) i appreciate it if  
>> he/she could share it.
>> thanks in advance&greets
>> olsen
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