DE4018052A1 - Controlling user program processing of computer - using hand-held key-pads connected via multichannel multiplexer for competitive games programs - Google Patents

Controlling user program processing of computer - using hand-held key-pads connected via multichannel multiplexer for competitive games programs

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DE4018052A1
DE4018052A1 DE19904018052 DE4018052A DE4018052A1 DE 4018052 A1 DE4018052 A1 DE 4018052A1 DE 19904018052 DE19904018052 DE 19904018052 DE 4018052 A DE4018052 A DE 4018052A DE 4018052 A1 DE4018052 A1 DE 4018052A1
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Abstract

A computer (23) accesses a selected number of equal priority hand-held keypads (8) via an interface (1) and a multiple channel multiplexer. The processing of a common user program is controlled depending on the spatial arrangement of the keypads and their manually generated signal inputs. Display signals are switched to the keypad output displays depending on the processing produced. The user program is pref. a competitive games program for a selected number of contestants. USE/ADVANTAGE - Enables several people simultaneously and independently to communicate with single user program with equal priority.

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Die Erfindung betrifft ein Verfahren zum Steuern von Anwen derprogrammabläufen eines Computers, sowie eine Einrichtung zur Durchführung des Verfahrens, insbesondere dafür geeig net, daß mehrere Personen gleichzeitig und von einander un abhängig, ohne daß von jedem Teilnehmer eine weitergehende Qualifikation vorausgesetzt wird, mit ein und demselben Com puteranwenderprogrammm kommunizieren können. The invention relates to a method for controlling appli a computer derprogrammabläufen, and means for performing the method, in particular for geeig net that several persons un depending simultaneously and from each other without any further qualification is provided by each participant, with one and Com same can communicate puteranwenderprogrammm. Als Eingabege rät dient dabei die im Anspruch 5 genannte Handtastatur ( 8 ). As Eingabege advises this case said in claim 5 handheld keyboard (8). Ausgabemedium ist der von allen Teilnehmern sichtbare Com puterbildschirm. Output media, the visible by all participants Com puter screen. Darüber hinaus bietet die Einrichtung die Möglichkeit, mittels der in die Handtastatur entsprechend eingebauten Signallampe ( 10 ), zusätzlich an jeden Teilnehmer gezielte Hinweise auszugeben. In addition, the device offers the possibility, by means of the corresponding built-in into the handheld keyboard signal lamp (10), in addition to be output to each participant specific hints.

Die interaktive Kommunikation mit einem Personalcomputer er erfolgt in der Regel über periphere Bedienungselemente. Interactive communication with a personal computer it is usually done via peripheral controls. Das Haupteingabemedium sind dabei die verschiedenen Arten von Tastaturen ( 24 ). The main input medium are the different types of keyboards (24). Außerdem sind spezielle Kommunikationsein richtungen und Schaltungsanordnungen bekannt, die zur Steue rung von Programmabläufen dienen. In addition, special Kommunikationsein are devices and circuits known to the tion to serve Steue program sequences. Ein hervorragendes Bei spiel dieser Art ist der Joystick, der zB zur Steuerung von Spielprogrammen herangezogen wird. In an excellent game of this type of joystick that example is used to control game programs is. Auch andere Eingabe einrichtungen, wie zB die sogenannte "Maus", ermöglichen eine interaktive Arbeit mit einem Computeranwenderprogramm. Other input devices such as the so-called "mouse", allow interaction with a computer application program. Die genannten Eingabeeinrichtungen sind durch die gemeinsame Eigenschaft gekennzeichnet, nur einer einzelnen Person als Eingabemedium zu dienen. The input devices mentioned are characterized by the common feature to serve only a single person as an input medium.

Der Erfindung liegt die Aufgabe zugrunde, ein Verfahren zum Steuern von Anwenderprogrammabläufen eines Computers und eine unkomplizierte und einfach zu handhabende Einrichtung zur Durchführung des Verfahrens zu schaffen, mit deren Hil fe mehrere Personen gleichzeitig und voneinander unabhängig mit einem Computer kommunizieren und somit den Ablauf von ein und demselben Computeranwenderprogramm gestalten können. The object underlying the invention is to provide a method for controlling user program runs of a computer and a simple and easy to handle means for carrying out the method, several people simultaneously with their Hil fe and communicate independently with a computer and thus the flow from a can make the same computer application program. Dies wird durch das erfindungsgemäße Verfahren und der Ein richtung zur Durchführung des Verfahrens mit den kennzeich nenden Merkmalen der Patentansprüche erreicht. This is achieved by the inventive method and a device for performing the method with the characterizing features of claims nenden. Darüber hi naus hat die Einrichtung den Vorzug, schon in der einfach sten Ausbauform der Handtastaturen mit wenigen Tasten, das angestrebte Ziel zu erreichen. In hi naus the device has the advantage to reach even in the most simple expansion shape of the hand reduced-key keypads the desired goal. Die gesamte Einrichtung ist damit unaufwendig, robust, in der Bedienung unkompliziert und praktisch ohne Anlernphase für jederman benutzbar. The entire device is so inexpensive, sturdy, easy and virtually no learning phase for everyone usable to operate. Ein Ausführungsbeispiel der Erfindung wird anhand der Fig. 1 und 2 erläutert. An embodiment of the invention will be explained with reference to FIGS. 1 and 2.

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Fig. 1 Einrichtung zum Steuern des Ablaufs ein und dessel ben Computeranwenderprogramms für mehrere Personen, Fig. 1 means for controlling the flow and dessel ben computer application program for a plurality of persons,

Fig. 2 Prinzipschaltbild der elektronischen Schaltung. Fig. 2 shows a schematic diagram of the electronic circuit.

In Fig. 1 ist mit ( 23 ) der Computer, mit ( 24 ) als Stan dardeingabe ein Keybord und mit ( 1 ) die Interfacekarte be zeichnet, mit deren Hilfe der Computerbus ( 2 ) adaptiert wird und welche über ein Steckverbinderkabel ( 4 ) die Ver bindung zur Verteilereinrichtung ( 5 ) realisiert. In Fig. 1 is connected (23) of the computer with (24) as Stan dardeingabe a keybord and with (1) the interface card be distinguished, is adapted with the aid of the computer bus (2) and which via a connector cable (4) Ver bond realized to the distribution means (5). Die Ver teilereinrichtung ( 5 ) ist so aufgebaut, daß mehrere Hand tastaturen mittels eines Steckverbinders ( 6 ) und einer flexiblen Kabelverbindung ( 7 ) angeschlossen werden können. The Ver dividing means (5) is constructed such that a plurality of keyboards hand by means of a connector (6) and a flexible cable link (7) can be connected. Die Signaleingabe an den Computer erfolgt mit den verschie denen Eingabetasten ( 11 ). The signal input to the computer is done with the various input keys which (11). Die Signalausgabe vom Computer zum Teilnehmer wird mit der LED-Signallampe ( 10 ) erzielt. The signal output from the computer to the subscriber is achieved with the LED signal lamp (10).

Fig. 2 zeigt das Prinzipschaltbild der elektronischen Schaltung der Einrichtung. Fig. 2 shows the principle diagram of the electronic circuit of the device. Die diskrete Signaleingabe er folgt mittels eines Spannungsteilers, wobei sich der erste Widerstand des Spannungsteilers ( 16 ) im Verteiler ( 5 ) be findet und mit einem Ende an die Signaleingabeleitung ( 15 ) führt, die von der Handtastatur ( 8 ) kommend, über den Ver teiler ( 5 ) und dem Kabelanschluß ( 4 ) die Verbindung auf ei nen Eingang ( 19 ) der Interfacekarte ( 1 ) herstellt. The discrete signal input it follows by means of a voltage divider, wherein the first resistor of the voltage divider (16) in the distributor (5) be found, and at one end to the signal input line (15) leads, by the handheld keypad (8) coming through which Ver divider (5) and the cable terminal (4) the compound on egg NEN input (19) of the interface card (1) is prepared. Der zwei te Widerstand ( 14 ) befindet sich innerhalb der Handtastatur ( 8 ) und wird mittels Tastenkontakt ( 12 ) an die Masseleitung ( 13 ) geschaltet. The two-th resistor (14) is located within the handheld keypad (8) and by means of key contact (12) to the ground line (13) connected. Den einzelnen Tasten ( 12 ) sind Widerstände ( 14 ) mit unterschiedlichen Widerstandswerten zugeordnet. The individual keys (12) are associated with different resistance values of resistors (14). Durch einen Tastendruck fließt Strom von der Versorgungs spannung ( 17 ) über den ersten Widerstand ( 16 ) und dem je weiligen zweiten Widerstand ( 14 ) des Spannungsteilers zur Masseleitung ( 13 ), so daß aufgrund der entstehenden Span nungsteilung auf der Eingabeleitung ( 15 ) eine Spannung ent steht, die über den Verteiler ( 5 ) zum Eingang des Multiple xers ( 19 ) auf der Interfacekarte führt und von dem nachfol genden Analogwandler ( 20 ) in einen Digitalwert umgesetzt wird. By pressing a button current flows from the supply voltage (17) via the first resistor (16) and the depending weiligen second resistor (14) of the voltage divider to the ground line (13), so that voltage distribution due to the resultant tension on the input line (15) a voltage is ent, which leads through the manifold (5) to the input of Multiple xers (19) on the interface board and the nachfol constricting analog converter (20) is converted into a digital value. Die nachgeschaltete Bussteuerschaltung ( 18 ) stellt die Schnittstelle zum Computerbus ( 2 ) dar und gewährleistet die Übernahme der digitalen Werte. The downstream bus control circuit (18) constitutes the interface to the computer bus (2) and ensuring the acquisition of digital values. Bei der Signalausgabe nimmt die Bussteuerschaltung ( 18 ) digitale Werte vom Computerbus ( 2 ) entgegen und gibt sie an die Ausgabeschaltung ( 21 ) wei ter. In the signal output, the bus controller (18) receives digital values from the computer bus (2) and outputs it to the output circuit (21) wei ter. Von dort gelangen die Signale auf den Ausgabeleitungen über den Verteiler ( 5 ) zu den LED-Signallampen der einzelnen Handtastaturen. From there, the signals arrive at the output lines via the distributor (5) to the LED signal lamps of the individual hand keyboards.

Die Anzahl der Eingabemöglichkeiten ist mit der Anzahl der Tastenkombinationen festgelegt. The number of input options is determined by the number of keyboard shortcuts.

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  1. 1. Verfahren zum Steuern von Anwenderprogrammabläufen eines Computers und Einrichtung zur Durchführung des Verfahrens, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß der Computer ( 23 ) eine gewählte Anzahl gleichberechtig ter Handtastaturen ( 8 ) über ein, seinem Interface ( 1 ) vor geschalteten mehrkanaligen Multiplexer umlaufend anschaltet, das Interface abfragt, sowie jeweils in Abhängigkeit der Platzanordnung der angeschalteten Handtastaturen und ihrer manuell erzeugten Eingabesignalbelegung der Ablauf ein und desselben Anwenderprogramms gesteuert und abhängig vom gera de erzeugten Ablauf auf die Ausgabeanzeige der Handtastatu ren Anzeigesignale geschaltet werden. 1. A method for controlling user program processes a computer and means for carrying out the method, characterized in that the computer (23) a selected number gleichberechtig ter hand keyboards (8) via a, its interface (1) before the switched multi-channel multiplexer turns circumferentially, the controlled querying interface, and in each case depending on the space arrangement of the connected hand keyboards and its input signal assignment manually generated, the flow of the same user program and depending on the screened de generated sequence to the output indication of Handtastatu ren display signals are switched.
  2. 2. Verfahren nach Anspruch 1 dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß das Anwenderprogramm vorzugsweise ein Wettbewerbsspiel programm für eine vorwählbare Anzahl von Teilnehmern ist. 2. The method according to claim 1 characterized in that the user program preferably program a competition game is for a preselectable number of subscribers.
  3. 3. Einrichtung zur Durchführung des Verfahrens nach Anspruch 1, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß mehrere Handtastaturen ( 8 ) über flexible steckbare Ka belverbindungen ( 7 ) an einem Verteiler ( 5 ), der eine Anzahl von Klinkersteckbuchsen ( 6 ) enthält, angeschlossen sind und der Verteiler ( 5 ) über ein Kabel ( 4 ) und eine Steckverbin dung ( 3 ) mit der Interfacekarte ( 1 ), die ihrerseits den Com puterbus ( 2 ) adaptiert, verbunden ist. 3. Apparatus for carrying out the method according to claim 1, characterized in that several hand keyboards (8) through flexible plug-Ka belverbindungen (7) to a manifold (5) containing a number of clinker sockets (6) are connected, and the manifold (5) via a cable (4) and a Termina extension (3) of the interface card (1) adapted in turn to Com puterbus (2) is connected.
  4. 4. Einrichtung nach Anspruch 3, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß die Interfacekarte ( 1 ) zur Realisierung der Signalüber tragung eine Bussteuerschaltung ( 18 ), zur Signaleingabe ei nen Multiplexer ( 19 ) und einen Analogwandler ( 20 ), sowie eine Mehrkanalausgabeschaltung ( 21 ) enthält. 4. A device according to claim 3, characterized in that the interface card (1) transmission for realizing the signal through a bus control circuit (18) for signal input ei NEN multiplexer (19) and an analog converter (20), and a multi-channel output circuit (21).
  5. 5. Einrichtung nach Anspruch 3, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß die Handtastaturen ( 8 ) aus einem Tastenfeld ( 9 ) zur Eingabe, sowie einer LED-Signallampe ( 18 ) bestehen und mit tels einer steckbaren flexiblen Kabelverbindung ( 7 ) an dem Verteiler ( 5 ) angeschlossen werden. 5. A device according to claim 3, characterized in that the hand keyboards (8) from a keypad (9) for inputting, as well as an LED signal lamp (18) are made, and with means of a plug-in flexible cable connection (7) to the manifold (5) be connected.
  6. 6. Einrichtung nach Anspruch 3, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß die Informationsübertragung von der Handtastatur zur Interfacekarte mittels diskreter Spannungssignale erfolgt, die in Abhängigkeit des jeweils betätigten Tastenkontaktes von einem Spannungsteiler, dessen Mittelabgriff auf der Leitung ( 15 ) liegt, erzeugt werden. 6. A device according to claim 3, characterized in that the information transmission from the hand keyboard interface card by means of discrete voltage signals, which is a function of the respectively operated key contact by a voltage divider whose center tap on the line (15) are generated.
  7. 7. Einrichtung nach Anspruch 3 und 6, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß der zur Erzeugung eines diskreten Spannungssignals je weils aktive Spannungsteiler aus Widerständen besteht, wo bei sich ein erster Widerstand ( 16 ) für alle Spannungstei ler einer Tastatur im Verteiler ( 5 ) befindet und mit einem Ende an die von der Interfacekarte kommende Spannungsver sorgung ( 17 ) führt und mit seinem anderen Ende mit der von der Handtastatur kommenden und zur Interfacekarte führenden Eingabesignalleitung ( 15 ) zusammenhängt. 7. A device according to claim 3 and 6, characterized in that the depending weils active for generating a discrete voltage signal voltage divider consisting of resistors, is located where in a first resistor (16) for all Spannungstei ler a keyboard in the distributor (5) and with one end to the light coming from the interface card Spannungsver supply (17) leads and is connected with its other end to the coming of the hand keyboard and leading to the interface card input signal line (15). Ein zweiter Wider stand ( 14 ) ist in der Handtastatur ( 8 ) mit einem Ende eben falls an die Signalleitung ( 15 ) angeschlossen und mit sei nem anderen Ende über einen Tastenkontakt ( 12 ) mit der ge meinsamen Masseleitung ( 13 ) verbunden. A second abutment stand (14) is in the hand keyboard (8) flat if connected at one end to the signal line (15) and is connected nem other end via a key contact (12) of the common ground line (13).
  8. 8. Einrichtung nach Anspruch 3 und 5, dadurch gekennzeichnet, daß innerhalb der Handtastatur ( 8 ) zwischen der Signal ausgabeleitung ( 22 ) und der Masseleitung ( 13 ) eine LED-Sig nallampe geschaltet ist. 8. Device according to claim 3 and 5, characterized in that an LED is connected Sig nallampe within the handheld keypad (8) between the signal output line (22) and the ground line (13).
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