- Serial Isolated Input/Output module
Designed for control and sensing applications via the serial port. It features 8 relays mains rated to 250VAC 10A and 4 opto-isolated inputs. Uses pluggable type screw terminal blocks for safety and ease of connection. Supplied with case and end panel pieces (see pictures). Simple ASCII text commands to operate relays and read inputs. 12VDC operation
Completely new (June 2003) Windows 9x/NT/2000/XP software now available. Features multiple, programmable on and off times for each of the 8 relays. Times can be saved to a file. No installation required - just unzip and run the exe file.
K108U - Dual K108 Upgrade
This kit is an upgrade to allow 2 x K108 kits to be connected together to to provide 16 relay outputs and 6 opto-isolated inputs. It consists of two firmware ICs, two sets of front/rear panels and a short length of 2 wire cable to connect the two kits together.
K112 - Pocket Data Logger/Sampler
This new mark II version of the 8-bit Pocket Sampler is designed for compatibility with the new PC parallel port standards and has upgraded software. When connected to the standard PC parallel port this kit will allow you to sample analogue input voltages from 0-2V or from 0-20V, at intervals ranging from 100uS to once every hour. All components are mounted on a small PCB and fit inside an extended D-shell case. The kit plugs into and is powered by the PC's parallel port.
Latest Windows 9x/ME/2000/XP software
Windows 95 software for operating the Pocket Sampler is supplied on a 3.5" disk. DOS sampling software is also available on request. Copied (with permission) from Electronics Australia, August 1996. Original kit re-packaged to fit into an extended D-shell plastic case.
- 12-bit PC based DAQ module
Connects to the PC printer port and allows your PC to be used for data acquisition & control. Features eight single-ended or four differential analog inputs with 12 bit resolution and a conversion time under 10uS plus four digital inputs and outputs. CMOS design for low power consumption. Uses the Maxim MAX186 A/D converter chip and is contained in an extended D-shell case. This kits was originally published in Electronics Australia. The article is included in the documentation.
Latest Windows 9x/ME/2000/XP software
Linux software is available for this kit, written by James Cameron. You can get it here at Quozl's Open Source Work. It's toward the end of the page so keep looking!
- Temperature Logger
This kit is a 4 channel temperature meter. The temperature data, in degrees C or F, is output as a continuous data stream over an RS232 serial port. The kit uses a PIC12C509 and up to 4 x DS1820 digital thermometers (only 1 supplied - more available on request). No external power is required (the kit is powered from the serial port).The output data is in simple text format. Simply capture the data to a text file and then import it into Excel to produce tables and charts of temperature readings over time. Or you can write your own BASIC programs to grab the readings.This is an ideal use for old 386 and 486 computers - continuous temperature data logging. As you can see from the photo there is not much to the hardware.
Temperature Sensor Data Logger 1.1 for Microsoft Windows
Accepts temperature data from the circuit and periodically logs the values to a disk file. The file is named with the current year and day number, e.g. 2000070.log, and is formatted as a comma separated value (CSV) list. You are expected to use other software to analyse the data collected. Full source code is provided under the GPL license.
The software has been tested on Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition, Microsoft Windows 2000 SP1, and Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 SP6. Unpack the ZIP file into a directory and run TSL.EXE.
Software for Kit 145 was written by James Cameron. Linux and UNIX software for K145 is available on his website.
The source code for the software inside the PIC12C509 is available from the developer, James Cameron.
July 2008 New Windows software
Monitors, displays and logs temperature information from K145. Freeware
Simple K145 tester software Freeware
K190 - 4 Channel Temperature Monitor & Controller
The kit has been updated to include a DS1820 sensor plus extra components for use when using sensors on long cable lengths. Updated documentation also.
This kit is an 'extension' of the K145 Temperature Logger kit. Like the K145 it features four (4) temperature inputs using the DS1820 digital sensor. In addition four (4) relays have been added to provide output control. Supplied with plastic case and front/rear panels for a professional looking finish.
Commands for reading temperatures or controlling relays are sent via the RS232 interface using simple text strings (see documentation for details). The kit can be controlled using a simple terminal or communications program (such as Hyperterminal) or via a freeware Windows application (see below).
Features & Specifications
12VDC (nominal) via 2.5mm DC jack, center positive
30mA (no relays operated)
120mA (all relays operated)
4 x DS18S20 or DS18B20 Digital Temperature Sensors
Temperature range: -55 to +125 degrees C
4 x SPDT relays, dry contacts ie. no output voltage
2.5mm DC power jack, center positive
DB9 female connector for RS232 interface
4 x 3-way pluggable screw terminal blocks for relay contacts
4 x 3-way pluggable screw terminal blocks for temperature sensors
DATA LED - OFF when idle, ON while processing commands
13cm (W) x10cm (D) x 3cm (H)
(5.1" x 4" x 1.3")