Again, I thank you all for your input and suggestions on other possibilities.
Yes Flynfrog, I seen one of those on one of our robots used in the past.... if I don't get anywhere with someone sharing the software with me, I will talk to our robotics team and see what extra's they have, and using the right hardware mods and see if they can program to software.
It is frustrating as everything is all there(see below), just missing the software, lol. Pitsco has a current controller interface for over $1000.00 with their current wind tunnel which includes the base plate sensors, a pendent display, and a computer usb interface with software. Most of the cost is the wind tunnel itself, so hopefully I can get this working without spending a lot.
More detail on sensor base and sensors:
The wind tunnel itself has a sealed plastic white base where three sensors are located (if you look closely in the picture you can see it through the test window chamber in the centre) that has the two wheel weight sensors and a small arm to hook your eyelet under the car to get the drag pull force, and it also has a small propeller module in the upper, top, back corner of the wind testing chamber that plugs into the white base.
All of that is connected to a 15 pin game port connector which connects to their hardware controller. Their hardware controller has it's own power supply (not sure what voltage it needs at the moment), calibration adjuster for small drag arm sensor, and another output for a game port cable to plug into a computer.
See picture below:
Larger image: http://mfranzen.ca/images/pics/classes/ ... face-l.jpg
Everything is there, ready to go, just need to power up hardware controller with correct DC feed (manual would help with that... I do have two power bricks, one of which I am sure goes with this unit but not 100% sure which one), and install needed software. If I get the software, then it would just be working out the compatibility with OS (or just use an older computer with old OS and game port) using the multi game port configuration adapter or:
get a new controller cRio/CompacDAQ or Arduino - see if it can read signals (mini op amp maybe?) and write the code, or:
Get new sensors altogether that are more compatible with new controller and then code.
Obviously the easiest to resolve this would be the acquiring the software. Ugh!
If only one other person that has this model and would see this request, it would be a great help!
I am sure I am not the only person who bought one of these back in 2000, there must be others with working units still being used, where are they? I would think that Pitsco could just look up who they shipped the models to, but looks like they don't have that info either.
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