[time-nuts] FE-5680A Mechanical Question

Don Latham djl at montana.com
Sat Jan 14 04:46:24 EST 2012


Incredible! Thanks for the tip. The Arduino has a PID controller already
written as a library function.
Don

Chris Albertson
> I've found yet another good way to get data into a computer.
> Sparkfun sells a bundle with an Arduino and a student copy of Labview
> for $50 total.   All the analog and digital pins are pulled into
> LabVIEW and then you can drag and drop the signals into processing
> blocks and connect those to graphs and plots.   It's a very painless
> way to connect a graphic object on the computer screen to a pin on a
> uP.   Labview is not a permanent solution but it's a quick way to
> experiment and build a sophisticated PID controller without writing
> any code.   Then later write it in C and burn into the Arduino.
> Using Arduino costs more but I don't have to make a PCB and you can
> buy one the $20 on eBay.   Also it would be very easy to add an
> Ethernet interface and SD card for data logging.  You might say
> Ethernet and SD cards are to complex.  But, no they plug in like a
> Lego block and don't cost much
>
> On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 9:50 PM, Peter Bell <bell.peter at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> I think lots of people have designed MCU based HPIB interfaces - the
>> problem is that most of them are, like mine, designed to solve a
>> specific
>> problem and there is no subsequent incentive to clean up the
>> documentation
>> to the  point where you wouldn't be embarrased to release it to the
>> public
>> - at least that's the state mine is in...
>> On Jan 14, 2012 8:35 AM, "Jim Lux" <jimlux at earthlink.net> wrote:
>>
>>> On 1/13/12 3:46 PM, Chris Albertson wrote:
>>>
>>>> On Fri, Jan 13, 2012 at 3:18 PM, Jim Lux<jimlux at earthlink.net>
>>>>  wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> On 1/13/12 2:51 PM, Chris Albertson wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> $150 is $130 more than $20.   It depends on if an ISA type
>>>>>> computer
>>>>>> shows up for free.  I'm having doubts that one will.  They seem to
>>>>>> have become valuable.  The machine would need to be at least a
>>>>>> Pentium
>>>>>> II so it could boot off the network and then mount some disk
>>>>>> space.  I
>>>>>> know what you mean about maintenance so i don't want any disk
>>>>>> inside
>>>>>> and no OS installed.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I'm surprised that no one has built a GPIB controller from a uP.
>>>>>> Electrically the GPIB is simple and slow by modern standards.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>> That's exactly what the Prologix is... a microcontroller that
>>>>> implements
>>>>> IEEE-488/GPIB with a command interface (serial port emulation with
>>>>> USB)
>>>>>
>>>>> Maybe what you mean is "why has nobody published a design and
>>>>> software
>>>>> for
>>>>> free?"
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> I've been Googling,....
>>>>
>>>> Yes there is a free published.  It appears to be the very much like
>>>> the Prologix.  The Prologix was the next iteration of this design.
>>>> http://lpvo.fe.uni-lj.si/en/**raziskave/elektronika/**
>>>> podatkovni-in-merilni-**vmesniki/<http://lpvo.fe.uni-lj.si/en/raziskave/elektronika/podatkovni-in-merilni-vmesniki/>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>> Fascinating.. so basically, by spending $150 you save whatever time
>>> you'd
>>> spend buying the $50 worth of parts (which might be more by now) and
>>> assembling it.  Seems a nice way to cover both ends of the user
>>> spectrum.
>>>
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