[PD] belt conveyor control

olsen olsen at konsum.net
Wed Feb 9 13:20:14 CET 2005

hi guys
merci for the postings and tips - seems I'm getting a direction. 
unfortunately at present I'm only occasionally connected to the net and 
no parport-device around for investigation but I'll tune in next week!
so i remain with thanks

Hans-Christoph Steiner wrote:

> 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:
> .hc
> 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:
>>> salü
>>> 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
>> --  Ian Smith-Heisters
>> http://www.0x09.com
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