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el berto
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GPIO for remote installations, why not?

Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:40 pm

A lot of users install RB devices on remote sites, often connected to other devices.
To manage troubles I use external remote controllers (usually GSM controller or LAN controller) with relays to reset devices when it faults.
RouterOS allow me to make also complicated scripts, but why not provide a GPIO port (4-5 digital output/input pins) to allow remote devices management?
 
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Re: GPIO for remote installations, why not?

Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:52 am

why not provide a GPIO port (4-5 digital output/input pins) to allow remote devices management?
You could attach a device like the Ocean Controls "Relayduino USB/RS-485 IO Module" via USB to a suitably equipped router. https://oceancontrols.com.au/KTA-223.html If you also equip it with an ethernet interface you will have 2 ports of contact with it.
 
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Re: GPIO for remote installations, why not?

Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:45 am

You can use an arduino with ethernet shield to control any device through digital/analog pins with a web control pannel.
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Re: GPIO for remote installations, why not?

Sun Sep 07, 2014 1:29 pm

Of course, I already do something similar, but this is what MikroTik is missing to become the "perfect" device.
 
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Re: GPIO for remote installations, why not?

Mon Sep 08, 2014 6:36 am

user led can be used as gpio. just be sure to not draw current beyond what the led does.
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Re: GPIO for remote installations, why not?

Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:10 am

Yup, GPIO would be cool.

I've been meaning to find some time to try and see if I can hook something like a Digistump up to a RB's USB port.
http://digistump.com/products/1

Would give 4 controllable IO, that could have some otherwise basic logic via Arduino. The Digistump's also have small shields which could facilitate expansion.

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