I have a nice Idea in my head.
Im thinking about writing an application in VB.Net, that can control USB ports.
The purpose will look like:
Im at home, I wannt a ready hot coffee as Im in my office. So i take my phone and I write a mail to adres (example) IWanntMyCoffe@gmail.com. The body of the mail is "DO_A_Coffee"
The application, running on my laptop in the office gets the mail.
It recognizes the string "DO_A_COFFEE" and uses the usb port to activate the prepared Machine to make my coffee.
I know that VB.NET has a tool for USB connections, but I have no experience with that.
But at all, is this even possible in vb.net?
found with Google (VB.NET Serial port)
Sub SendSerialData(ByVal data As String) ' Send strings to a serial port. Using com1 As IO.Ports.SerialPort = My.Computer.Ports.OpenSerialPort("COM1") com1.WriteLine(data) End Using End Sub