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Message #1 Posted by Eddie Goodridge on 23 Sept 2010, 12:08 a.m.
I figured it was worth a shot, so here it goes...
I make motors and such for Radio Control Cars. IN the Early 90s, Competition Electronics produced an item called the Turbo Dyno. This device allowed us to test our motors to see which was the most powerful, efficient, etc. There was an option with this dyno to print the results using the Hewlett Packard model 82240B IR Printer.
After doing some research, I found that HP produced this printer to print stuff directly from the HP series of calculators...while they also released its source code, so it could be used by other companies products (so far, I only found one other, a battery tester). I am assuming the Dyno outputs code similar to the calculators (kermit?)
I need to replace the printer, I've gone through 3 of them due to them getting dirty and I need the ability to present the dyno info in a much nicer manner than a small slip of paper.
I've researched up and down on the net, to find numerous programs of ways to simulate the printer on your computer and use a regular printer. The problem lies that they all assume I can use the rs232 interface. I can't. My dyno simply has the IR and that's it. I need a way to recieve the data on the computer, even if its just to a text file or something......once there, I can figure a way to print it, even if I have to copy and paste it in excel or something. Is there a way to make an IR reciever, that will receive the dyno data?
Any help would be great.
Thanks for your time