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#31953 - 12/11/03 12:47 AM Cheap Event Recorder?  
golf junkie  Offline
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 507
York, NE
I would like to use a PC to record an event like the opening/closing of a relay contact. A simple date/time stamp from the PC would be plenty accurate for my needs.

Is there a cheap or easy to build interface that can perform this task? What software? (excel, maybe?)


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#31954 - 12/12/03 03:33 PM Re: Cheap Event Recorder?  
classicsat  Offline
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 456
You can use the game port, or the LPT port.
For software, you can use Qbasic, or some Windows interpreted or compiled language that
can directly read I/O, to write program that will log activitiies to a file.

#31955 - 12/12/03 03:40 PM Re: Cheap Event Recorder?  
Ron  Offline
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 582
White Plains, NY
About two years ago I bought a multimeter with amprobe attachment from Radio Shack which came with a cable to connect to my computer. They even gave basic programming examples as to how the programming may go.


#31956 - 12/12/03 09:05 PM Re: Cheap Event Recorder?  
golf junkie  Offline
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York, NE

Thanks for the idea, that sounds a workable solution. I have done some programing in GWbasic and HPbasic, (long ago). So I've got that going for me.

Anyone else out there who has tried something similar or links to any applicable pages?

Have a great weekend guys,

#31957 - 12/12/03 10:15 PM Re: Cheap Event Recorder?  
maintenanceguy  Offline
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Posts: 300
Southern NJ, USA
search for "davis instruments" on the net. They have absolutely everything you could think of in this area and surely have exactly what you're looking for.

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