Bringing this thread back to life to ask the knowledgeable members that contributed in this thread when I first started it. I have a question about relay triggering, as simple as it should be...
Right now, I've figured out a lot of things for my system, on a basic level. I've figured out how to poll the projector for information and update the UI on my touchpanel to give some meaningful user feedback. I'm curious about perhaps a couple things now, hints or anything at all is appreciated.
For my screen control, it's closed contact, I've got the screen going up and down by relay outputs, projector control via serial, and I've got my wallplate control for the screen paired with the screen motor as well. The wallplate works with Up, Down, and Stop. My touchpanel can only control up or down, and I can't tell it to stop, regardless about my relay timings, because in order to physically stop the screen I would need to trigger 2 output relays at once. I've tried a few guesses within Simple Windows to try and do this, but it appears the second relay will only trigger after the first one goes back into position; they don't open/close at the same time.
Is this a limitation of the MC2e controller I am using, or am I just not doing this right within programming?
@Glimmie - I didn't design the control interface for the touchpanel I have, and in fact, it's actually a discontinued product... I would agree though. I got it for free, the only downside is it's outdated style and low resolution (~640x480) for my current application.
I'd love to get into some UI where I can actually use Core3UI for my own home system though eventually.
I'm playing around with lots of equipment as it is. I've automated some DMX-512 based lighting just recently for my pool system.