In any Personal Computer control and automation project one of the biggest obstacles is in finding the right product for the job. Choosing a difficult control board can make the whole project take much longer than necessary. The products we offer are intended to shorten any such project by including "get you started" software. This combination of control board plus ready to run software gets your project started very quickly. Once you have "operated your motor" or "turned on your lamp" or "measured the temperature" within your control system using one of our control boards, you will probably want to write your own software to take full control of your project and steer it in your own particular direction. To this end we have also provided a DLL function library to make your programming much easier. The DLL libraries we provide with all boards make the process of handling USB devices (for example) almost trivial, with the difficult part being handled within the DLL.
We currently have three main ranges of control board products. These are the "Bee", the "Hawk", the "Control Master" Ranges. There is no distinct seperation in the functionality of these ranges but one may be slightly more suitable to an application than another. For example the bee range is aimed more at the beginner/intermediate user wheras the control master favours the more experienced programmer, with the hawk falling somewhere in between. They all have a very similar style in use and ,having used any of our boards, you will find the others very quick to understand and make full use of.
If the world of programming is not for you then why not try the simple text option offered by our ConText board which is in a class of its own. A simple text file is all that is required AND it can operate independently of the computer.
A comparison chart showing the main differences between all of our boards is available at the following link Control Board Comparison Chart