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Subject: Re: Computer Controlled Pyrotechnic Firing Panel
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Date: Tue, 3 Sep 2002 17:35:29 +0100
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ye gods ..just where i would not use a pc......
the more you know about pc,s the less you trust them....
the only digital components i would use with pyro is the finger on a button
"Andy" wrote in message
> I am trying to build a computer controlled pyrotechnic firing panel. It
> will use the computers serial port (RS-232) and then go to a Max232A or
> Max233 which will convert it to TTL and then it will go to a transceiver
> which will convert it to RS-485. This will allow for long distance cable
> runs and multiple addressable nodes. It will use the Master/Slave
> Each node will need a transceiver I believe and then will connect to an
> or similar MPU. Is this chip the right way to go or would something be
> better. Keep in mind I'm trying to keep the cost as low as possible.
> I have never worked with these components before so how do I interface the
> transceiver with the 8085? And how do you program the 8085 from the pc
> do you connect through serial to the 8085 in order to send down the .asm
> file before you set it up as a node)? Any help would be appreciated.
> Please let me know if this idea sounds like it will work and if the parts
> I'm using would be good or if other ones would be better. Also, if there
> are any books that you can think of that would give me the information I
> need, please say so. Thank you.
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