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Re: Remote power up of System i 520



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I have An arduino attached to my iSeries control panel. As I'm a hobbyist and I'm mostly on the road, I just IPL it when required and power it down when ready. I made a simple sketch which could also read out the display and press the buttons to change settings and such.



Vriendelijke groet,
Sincerely,
Yvan Janssens

Verstuurd vanaf mijn PDA.
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Op 28-dec.-2012 om 07:20 heeft "Paul Nelson" <nelsonp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> het volgende geschreven:

C'mon. Where's your sense of adventure?

Paul Nelson
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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of DrFranken
Sent: Friday, December 28, 2012 3:19 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Cc: Voris, John
Subject: Re: Remote power up of System i 520

Yep! An Arduino with a tiny magnetic plunger would do this quite
easily. The entire thing would be smaller than a pack of cigarettes
plus a brick power supply. You could stick it to the front of the
machine with Velcro and could add a display to it so you could set the
schedule easily right from the box itself.

That said, I like the ASMI access more better. :-)

- DrFranken.


On 12/28/2012 4:09 PM, Voris, John wrote:
In the days of the System 38, there was a timer with a "plunger finger"
appendage to press the Enter button on the S/38 console keyboard once
"Charlie-5" was set for "Normal IPL" on the panel.
It was a third-party device meant for European customers, where the cost
of power was 3 or 4 times the cost of the U.S.
So shutting down the System /38 overnight made sense.
Customers loved it since it had the box up and running by the time
people arrived in the morning.

I would venture a guess that Dr. Franken could engineer a little
robotic arm that would reach out on command and press the power button.

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