Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Programmable Relay Switch Boards?

  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    51

    Programmable Relay Switch Boards?

    Has anyone come across something similar to the Fusion Brain (FB) but is programmable.

    Actually, I guess I can just wire some simple logic (AND's and OR's) and attach it to the relays themselves. But, I'd rather have something like the FB that will have simple programmable functions when the PC is shut down; something like "If inputs 1 AND 2 are high/ON THEN turn relay 1 ON"

    Powering the relays and the device is another matter though, but isn't too hard to figure out.

    I see the most important reason for all of this is for anti-theft alarms and such. You can't run the PC, even if it's only 50 Watts, for more than a few hours (I've heard) without killing the battery.

    Comments?

  2. #2
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    6
    Possibly look into the PICaxe line of microcontrollers. There are a lot of development boards available, some with output buffers that can drive small relays directly.
    They draw very little and are fairly easy to program with basic command sets.

    Not quite as easy as the fusion brain but highly customisable with easy to update programming.

  3. #3
    Variable Bitrate FPeter's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Hungary
    Posts
    229
    yes, PIC is a good way, easy to learn the basics! i use the sourceboost C development environment, and a cheap programmer circuit. PIC controllers requires very low power, and they works with few components around them, complicated board is not required...

    "case": Skoda Superb Elegance 1.8T
    Asrock G41MH-GE, E2180 2GHz dualcore, 1024MB DDR2/800, Samsung F1 750GB/7200RPM/32MB, M4-ATX, Lilliput FA1011 HDMI touchscreen, ASUS Xonar DG PCI, homemade Quectel L10 USB GPS

Similar Threads

  1. xbox + inverter + remote start + relay switch
    By ozstriker78 in forum Power Supplies
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 08-24-2008, 09:44 PM
  2. Please look at these two relay scheme let me know if they are right
    By zac_haryy in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-02-2006, 10:27 PM
  3. Bridge batt power for relay switch?
    By Ascension in forum Power Supplies
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-20-2005, 04:38 PM
  4. Help With Extending Laptop Docking Station's Power Button
    By JeffesonM in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 04-14-2003, 01:13 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •