Merlin

Microchip controlled professional firing systems for fireworks

Programme for the PC

Programme is used for the following functions:

A very simple programme is assigned for installation in the MS Windows environment on the IBM PC compatible computers platforms. The only requirement is accessibility of COM port either physical or virtual (converter USB/COM and the like).

Up to 24 sequences can be set up on each module where each sequence can have 1 to 24 firing cues. Set up sequence is then assigned to a given button. For example, we set up a sequence for the positions number 1, 2, 8, 10 with one second delay (we can set it up by 0.01 second) and we determine that they will be activated after pressing the button number 1. As soon as we activate firing and press the button number 1, firing cues 1, 2, 8 and 10 will be launched. Though a certain sequence might be in operation, it is still possible to fire cues contained within it by pressing the buttons directly, but only if they are not set up for firing other sequences. All sequences can run in one time together. Examples of the programme in the manual explain it in detail.

The programme sets up each attached module independently. If we have more firing modules, we have to connect them and set them up individually. We can save the data to files on disc.

With the help of a special algorithm, the programme enables to attach remote controls to individual firing modules. Thus we cannot only manage infinite number of firing modules by a single control, but also manage each firing module by several controls. In this way we can easily create a small net of firing modules.

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