This library is a completely software solution for remote uploading of compiled sketches into connected Arduinos. Dudelib can upload a sketch using standard optiboot bootloader if a normal serial line is used (with DTR line to reset Arduino), or using a lightly modified optiboot you could send a sketch through a local RS485 network.
Hi,Has anyone seen/used this arduino INDUSTRIAL product?http://www.industrialshields.com/Interesting..Tom.....
and all closed when it comes to software and licensing
If they get the sort of guarantee where they can recover their costs if something goes wrong then it may make sense to pay for an expensive system. The expense is to cover the guarantee - not the hardware or software.I may be able to source hardware and write software but there is no way in hell I could provide a guarantee.However if they are paying through the nose without getting that sort of guarantee ... ...Another important issue is not to be dependent on the expertise of a single person - who could die or just decide to withold his expertise. It may well be more expensive to have 4 expert programmers as permanent staff than it is to pay for an outsourced system. Also, if these are the only experts of that type it will be difficult for a company to manage them - who to hire, how to know if they are underperforming, how to keep up their professional development etc....R
PLC's are blazing fast, aren't they? Blazing expensive too.How do you program PLD's like the ATF16vb8 as a glue chip? They've hobby-affordable, $1 range.But how to code them, is there a hardware model, those things I don't find.
it might work for new small factories though .
"a glue chip"? what's the use of that ?
Don't worry about it.
Even that is not a simple issue. If (for example) your expertise is in making carpets you don't want to waste any of your very limited management time on complex computer stuff, or become dependent on some really enthusiatic computer geek who suddenly decides to take a year off to meditate.It is too easy to assume that cheap is actually a saving.Having said all that I am not saying the expensive companies (eg Siemens) should have it all their own way. But the answer, I think, is for someone to establish a competing product and to be able to offer appropriate quality assurances. A "kitchen table" solution is generally not an appropriate alternative.Actually a big factory might be more easily able to absorb the cost of some cheaper experimental alternatives if there was a prospect of a useful overall saving....R
i did already establish the fact that your experience is superior than mine . i am asking you for help with that one .
How do you program PLD's like the ATF16vb8 as a glue chip? They've hobby-affordable, $1 range.