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Reading MaxO Pins


#1

GHI Community!

Hola! I’m doing a project that uses the maxO module, and I can’t find any documentation for READING pins from it. I’ve written to them, but I don’t even know if I have the right syntax for reading. What I’m using is :

                testing = maxO.Read(0)

I’m hoping this reads the byte on SV1, but when I set a couple pins high, it doesn’t read any new values.

Also, I’m supposed to be using VB for the project. I can’t find much code resources/examples in VB; are there any or am I just being a doofus that needs to spend more time searching?


#2

MaxO stands for max output. You can’t read these pins unfortunately.

Welcome to the community


#3

Thanks!

Nuts; I just saw it say “IO” on the webpage and thought it’d work as an input/output, but yeah, it does say “Pins are outputs only”. Nuts. But the IO60P16 Module can provide inputs, so that should work for me.

Any advice on finding VB help?


#4

Most examples are in C# but changing them to vb should be easy.

Here are some vb examples


#5

Thanks!

And any idea when the IO60P16 will be available? It’s the only module that has enough inputs (22).


#6

I am afraid that module is now a product cycle status of Legacy.

So not sure it will be available now. :frowning:


#7

Aw geez, that’s not good. Any ideas for connecting 22 digital inputs, 8 digital outputs, and 2 analog inputs? Maybe just use a bunch of breakout boards on the Hydra?

Thanks for all your help guys.


#8

@ okinawanspud - breakout boards sound like a good idea.