dirk
Hi, we develop the RevolutionPi which is an industrial RaspberryPi based on the Compute Module (CM). A community member has asked how he could integrate the OpenPLC SPS.  Here is the original discussion and my answer. So if you have ideas how we could help to put the OpenPLC into operation on the RevPi it would be great.
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thiagoralves
Hi dirk, welcome to the forum! I don't know how RevolutionPi works inside, but if it is based on the CM then OpenPLC should work fine with it. However, when it comes to IO handling, I believe a new driver will have to be written for the OpenPLC Runtime so that it can understand how to manipulate RevolutionPi IOs. OpenPLC already has drivers for PiXtend, UniPi and Neuron PLCs, which are all based on the Raspberry Pi platform as well. Writing a driver for the RevolutionPi shouldn't be very different than these.
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hjbleier
Please I can use this so much for my projects!! @thiagoralves I will donate some $$$ if you get these devices fully integrated to work with openplc. You don't know how much simpler my panels will be if I could use RevolutionPi's devices for this customer of mine. Neuron's I/O configuration on their devices just flat out suck! Don't even get me started on their analog resolution they have devices with some good resolution but only on half of the points then the other half are 8-bit tinker toys. I have panels with devices that are barely half loaded up because half of the points are useless to me! Their lead time is very unpredictable too, getting the devices out of the Czech republic. They are nice people to work with, but my God they are going after build automation then have some devices ready to ship. People don't want to wait weeks for a controller to ship.
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thiagoralves
Is anyone willing to donate me a RevolutionPi? I can write the drivers myself if needed, but I can't do it without the device in hands.
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hjbleier
Is anyone willing to donate me a RevolutionPi?

Hey @dirk are you guys willing to supply @thiagoralves with the hardware or who is your distributor for North America?

I think it will definitely be beneficial to your company to have OpenPLC support for your hardware. There is quite a few people looking for full open source software solution and alot of makers thinkering with openplc then looking for more robust hardware platform to run their final design on. I think it would be a good investment for you guys personally 👍
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dirk
Hi there, sorry for my absence but we are currently discussing the options. Thank you all for the positive feedback so far. Well letz see what we will decide and do.
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dirk
Dear @thiagoralves I have good news for you. We want to offer you a hardware sponsoring. Please contact me at support@kunbus.de for the details.
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hjbleier
That is great news! Thank you Dirk, I can't wait to have the ability to use kunbus devices in my next projects. They will make life much easier 👍 I have several buildings with older generation ASI controls that are now unsupported. The revolutionpi devices will make matching the amount of I/O in the existing control panels a piece of cake.
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