Blackmagic VideoHub control with PESA RCP, Arduino and PowerShell

I have found the PESA RCP-TP or XY control panels relatively easy to convert for controlling Blackmagic ATEM switches, VideoHub routers and anything else I can automate with PowerShell. These PESA units us a Motorola 68HC11 processor which can be swapped for an Arduino Uno, which has just enough pins to support all the hardware … Continue reading Blackmagic VideoHub control with PESA RCP, Arduino and PowerShell

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Using Arduino as an input trigger to PowerShell

I have previously blogged about using the Arduino as an I/O device to set the output pins to drive camera tally lights. PowerShell can also read the input status of pins on the Arduino using the Solid.Arduino .Net library. This is an example of using the Arduino to detect the monitor switch on camera RCP units … Continue reading Using Arduino as an input trigger to PowerShell

Control Arduino GPIO with Windows PowerShell Script

You can control an Arduino connected to Windows 10 via a USB cable with PowerShell. Windows 10 provides automatic detection and loading of drivers for Arduino devices. By using a .Net library called Solid.Arduino (https://github.com/SolidSoils/Arduino ) we can control the Arduino IO pins from our script. Your Arduino should have the StandardFirmata sketch installed (see … Continue reading Control Arduino GPIO with Windows PowerShell Script