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looking for a simple relay controller

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looking for a simple relay controller

Postby cod65 » Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:57 pm

wish to trigger camera shutters that have a simple open/close circuit jack input . Im thinking an USB based relay that can be controlled via Touch. Python ? serial? wired ? wireless ? What is relatively painless and inexpensive that you have used ? Arduino with a shield I guess, was hoping for something simpler.
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Re: looking for a simple relay controller

Postby nettoyeur » Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:17 pm

If you google for 'usb relay module python' you'll find several which can be controlled from python over usb for <30 dollars.

For instance here are a few which seem to come with python example code
https://denkovi.com/usb-relay-boards
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Re: looking for a simple relay controller

Postby carloalan » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:29 am

The simplest way to go in my opinion is an IP power switch. You give it a fixed ip address and with some simple udp string you can switch it off an on. Out of the box, no additional wiring etc needed. I guess the cheapest ones you'll find are around 20-30€.
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Re: looking for a simple relay controller

Postby doctorhandshake » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:35 am

Check out Phidgets!
https://www.phidgets.com/

I’ve used their relay board before in the context of a pure python installation. Worked great.
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Re: looking for a simple relay controller

Postby doctorhandshake » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:12 am

To be more specific, check out:

https://www.phidgets.com/?tier=3&catid= ... rodid=1020
4 SPDT relays 210W for DC or 1750VA for AC, they have one with 8 relays on board as well. Controlled from a simple API in C, C#, Java, JS, Python, Max/MSP, Obj-C, .NET, and Swift
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Re: looking for a simple relay controller

Postby cod65 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:24 pm

thanks everyone.
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