[AG-TECH] Triggering red light bulb with VIC - seriously!!!

Ivan R. Judson judson at mcs.anl.gov
Wed Jun 25 11:34:25 CDT 2003

I've gotten a couple of these and have been hoping to cobble something 
together with them:


It's just serial :-)


On Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at 12:15 PM, Jay Beavers wrote:

> I was thinking that this device would be a great "now sending / network
> status" indicator:
> http://www.ambientdevices.com/cat/orb/orborder.html
> Cool looking, multiple colors, can flash & pulse, etc.
> I was turned off by the lack of availability, high price, and 
> difficulty
> of connecting directly to a PC though.  I've been playing around
> learning electronics however, and I've been tempted to whip something 
> up
> using one of the USB single chip devices and some ultrabright LEDs.
> However, my motivation quailed before I got the idea off the ground ;-)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov [mailto:owner-ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov] On
> Behalf Of Douglas Baggett
> Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2003 8:41 AM
> To: 'ag-tech at mcs.anl.gov'
> Subject: [AG-TECH] Triggering red light bulb with VIC - seriously!!!
> So,
> We were brainstorming about why people think they can "Chat" in the the
> background while other people are talking during a grid session and my
> boss was wondering if there was a way to trigger a Red light bulb (like
> in the old Radio studio days) when the vic transmit check box is
> selected to indicate we were "on air"
> I was thinking that If there was a way to detect it, it would be fairly
> easy to write some perl to trigger something home-made through the
> serial port (at least on linux).
> Can anybody think of a way to detect "transmit" in ovic or uclvic?
> thanks!
> Doug B

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