This post will cover how we can use NetLinx Studio to test our program, especially in the absence of real equipment. Other posts in this series: NetLinx: Getting StartedNetLinx: Your First ProgramNetLinx: TestingNetLinx: SNAPINetLinx: ModulesNetLinx: A Real Program Before we get into testing our program, let's take a minute to go over virtual devices. Virtual Devices Virtual … Continue reading NetLinx: Testing
I love going into our office and exploring our kitchen / break room / storage closet when I'm waiting for my coffee to brew. There are so many strange things we've held onto for who knows how long. Like today, I just noticed this nice Pelican case sitting behind the refrigerator: What treasure could we … Continue reading Office Treasure!
In the last post, we got started by making sure our tools worked and blinked some lights. In this post, we'll dive deeper into how the NetLinx language works and write a legitimate program. Other posts in this series: NetLinx: Getting StartedNetLinx: Your First ProgramNetLinx: TestingNetLinx: SNAPINetLinx: ModulesNetLinx: A Real Program D:P:S NetLinx systems are organized … Continue reading NetLinx: Your First Program
I've been getting better at using Org Capture to keep a work journal (as in, actually remembering to write in it). It was especially useful during Crestron Masters to keep everything organized. Org is a very powerful tool, and I've found that working with the parts that are easy to understand, it's easy to slowly … Continue reading Org Capture
I want to write a few posts about programming AMX NetLinx controllers. While I started my career programming AMX systems, I'm lucky now if I see 1 or 2 in a year. Strangely, every time I've started with (or returned to) a company, I've been handed a NetLinx system to figure out. It's sort of … Continue reading NetLinx: Getting Started
I just got a new Logitech K840 Mechanical Keyboard because I noticed some of the keys were sticking on my old Microsoft one. Granted it was 8 years old but still worked reasonably well. So far I'm happy with this new one, it definitely feels and sounds different, sort of like the first PC keyboard … Continue reading Mechanical Keyboard
Back in 2010, I had just started at a new company as a full-time AV programmer. I already had a couple years of AMX programming under my belt, and I'd just started getting the hang of Crestron and SIMPL Windows. Most of our engineering and programming team were East Coast-based but I was the lone … Continue reading The Time I Almost Got Fired