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A python class to control Delcom USBLMP Products 904x multi-color, USB, visual signal indicators

Project description

delcom904x

delcom904x is a python class and command-line script to control the Delcom Products 904x series multi-color visual signal indicators. These are USB HID devices that are easily controllable from most platforms.

It has been tested with the 904005-SB but should work with any of the other models without any issues. The yellow in the green, red and yellow indicators is wired the same as blue. There also doesn't appear to be a method of detecting if the attached indicator supports blue or yellow, so blue and yellow commands are synonyms.

Installation

    $ pip install delcom904x
    $ control_delcom904x --green --red --flash --cycle

control_delcom904x usage

    -h, --help        show this help message and exit
    --list            List all USB devices.
    --info            Returns info on the device.
    --red             Enable the red light.
    --green           Enable the green light.
    --blue            Enable the blue light.
    --yellow          Enable the yellow light (if equipped; synonym for blue).
    --flash           Turns on flashing.
    --cycle [100]     Turns on cycling.
    --intensity [80]  Sets brightness: 0-100.
    --buzzer          Buzzes three times.
    --reset           Resets the device.

Python Code Example

import delcom904x
light = delcom904x.DelcomMultiColorIndicator()
light.set_color(delcom904x.red, flashing=true)

Dependencies

If you are using the pip install delcom904x method, these will be handled for you.

  • cython-hidapi - Cython interface to HIDAPI library.
  • hidapi - Cross platform library for communicating with USB and Bluetooth HID devices.

udev Notes

On Linux machines, the default udev rulesets may set the permissions on the device to only be accessible to the root user. Add the following rule to /etc/udev/rules.d/ and re-plugin the indicator to allow all users to access the device (optionally, consider changing MODE="0666" to GROUP="dialout" to allow only the dialout group access).

    SUBSYSTEMS=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="0fc5", ATTRS{idProduct}=="b080", MODE="0666"

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