Arduino Switch Box is a small standalone device that allows you to automate some functions of your Flex 6000 rigs.
It is a DIY project, almost solderless, based on the Arduino Due platform. The Arduino code is open source and is based on the Arduino Flex libraries, already used for the Rig Controller. The project can not be used for commercial purposes.
The control software is not open source but can be downloaded and used for free. To use the control software you will have to install Java 8 on your operating system (Windows, Mac OSX or Linux). Previous versions of Java can't be used.
The switch box doesn't require a personal computer for regular operations. The control software can be used from a remote station to configure some options and to monitor its working status.
What can you do with it?
The box can be connected to the network using a ethernet cable. It is important that the network address (IP) has the same class of the address assigned to the Flex Rig. The switch communicates with the host pc through a UDP network connection (default port is 25000). Physical ports like RS232, RCA and relay connectors are provided for external devices only.
Implemented features are listed below: