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Activewire-USB

Discussion in 'Robotics & Mechatronics' started by nazzan1, Dec 15, 2002.

  1. nazzan1

    nazzan1 New Member

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    Hi,

    My name is Nick and I live in southern California. I am beginning a robotics project with an Apple IBook at my disposal. I just heard about an interface called the Activewire-USB and was wondering if anyone could give me any info on the capabilities of this device and if I could use it to monitor sensors.

    Thanks,
    Nicky Z
     
  2. herbymcduff

    herbymcduff New Member

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  3. JCOhio

    JCOhio New Member

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    USB I/O

    Nick,

    Yes, you can use the ActiveWire device to monitor sensors. I am using two of them (32 bits) on a robot the automates a medical process right now. If the sensors that you are using will not operate at +5 you will need to use relays or optoislators to interface with the card (ideally optoisolators). I have not worked on any of the software; therefore, I cannot help you there, but I know that they'll work.
     

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