September 13th, 2005, 09:31 PM
New USB Device. Need help .dll or Plug-in..
I posted this also in the Girder 3.3 area. But I'm posting it here also because I need this to work in 3.3 and 4.0. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
I have purchased a Delcom Engineering USB Visual Indicator. It's a USB connected LED light that can be turned on and off , flashed, and the intensity of the led lights can be controlled. I have the single color unit (see below) but they also have multi-colored RGB units.
I have the .dll and information on using it but have no clue how to get this to work in girder 3.3 and 4.0.
Can anyone direct me in the right direction... Thanks.
Here is a picture of the device:
And here is the web page with the resources (sample c program and .dll file and also vb file).
This is a really cool device and would be great to add to the girder family of devices that can be controlled. This could be a real easy plug-in if I only knew how to do it. I have one of the devices on my desk and have already run the c program and it works.
Now I want to incorporate this into girder (both old and new). If someone can help to integrate this I will test it and report back.
Help.... Thanks to all of the girder crew...
September 13th, 2005, 09:35 PM
There is a dll programming manual also on how to use the dll file... Boy do I wish I learned progamming past fortran and cobol... Now I'm aging myself...
I'm reading up and still need help.
September 14th, 2005, 06:59 AM
is there a link to the manual or protocol?
September 14th, 2005, 11:00 AM
Mike.... The link is under the picture. From there you can download the DLL programming manual and also the DLL and VB samples and C samples.
I was able to control it with sendmessage in girder but I have to have their C program running on the PC and captured the button presses for the w & I param.
It would be really neat to have a plugin.
Any help I can supply just ask..
September 14th, 2005, 03:09 PM
Doable but would take me too long right now
September 14th, 2005, 04:33 PM
Any other takers to lead me down the path of girder'ness.........
Where can I read up how to make a plug-in and convert the DLL they already have into a plugin dll...
September 14th, 2005, 04:59 PM
theres an api manual included in beta 8
January 3rd, 2006, 11:03 AM
Bump... Any help on how to write a plugin for this?
January 3rd, 2006, 12:50 PM
Why not ask them for the source to the DLL.
Unless they feel they are doing something, proprietary and unique, it shouldn't be a big deal.
Then you could write a LUA serial script, patterned after their code...
associate it with the Com Port of the USB and do
'DelCom.SerialSend' commands to do what you want on specific events.
Only other answer is to write a, Lua extension dll wrapper, around their dll.
Then you could use Lua scripts to interact with the device.
I'm sure this didn't help much, but just some thoughts. :cry: