? What I need is a fairly simple relay control board app. (board meaning windows form)? that will mainly be used for automation for 8 dorms at a camp.? ? (8 different com ports, 4 relays per com of which I? will only be using 2 for now).? This program will run 24/7 as a background service?? The main function of the relays will be? turn on and off Air Conditioning (HVAC) units and Hot Water Heater (HWH) units.? ? ? I want to have 2 general user selectable on/off times for the HVACs and 2 for the HWHs.? ? I dont? need individual on/off timers for each, but rather being able to select wether or not to add them on to the timers via checkbox possibly.? I do, however want to be able to manually override any of them with on/off buttons.
I will want to keep a copy of the project to be able to add/edit functions and names.
I do have all information about the command sets for the relays.
I have done a little expirementing with control in VB2008 so I can help out a little with questions.? ? I will send a copy of my original project to help get an idea of how they work.? (very simple).? ? My problem is with the timers (it gets a little tricky).
be sure to review the link to vbforums.? I have details about how I want the timer to work to keep network traffic down.