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FactoryTalk HMI Programming That Is Fun

 

Being that we are all trying to jump from engineering project to engineering project, I figured that it would be fun to design a game live on a YouTube video to show that PLC & HMI programming can be fun. This may just be the inner nerd coming out but I really enjoy taking a thought then making it happen in real life.

After all, that is what we do when we program PLC code or HMI systems.

We take an idea then make it happen so what I did here is took an old school game called “Rock, Paper, Scissors” then made a simple structured text game with a little bit of ladder logic then made an HMI to allow the end-user to play it.

What you will see in this video will not only teach you HMI programming but it will do that in a fun way. As some of you may know, ii have a YouTube channel with several hundred videos & I often get asked to make something more eye-catching so I made this in that response.

So what can you expect from this video?

I will go over the PLC code so that you fully understand it then I will build the HMI screen from scratch so that you get to see everything being made.

I will note that the video is about 30 minutes long & is packed with detailed information so I would suggest you sit back, learn, enjoy, & take the tie to learn the knowledge that is being given.

Making a rock paper scissors game may not seem that practical and as far as a real-world scenario but it makes programming fun & it also keeps Your creativity up. If there’s anything I’ve ever seen as a major roadblock with programming, it’s always a factor of creativity so this is one of the reasons why I chose to do a game rather than another type of machine.

Programming HMIs can be done many different ways, they can have many different features, it can be for just about any application, but what I want to show here is it they can also build creativity.

 

FactoryTalk HMI Programming Rock Paper Scissors Game

 

 

We talk about using Rockwell studio 5000 using a rock paper scissor game programmed within that platform and then we’re going to make an HMI system to interact with it using factory talk version 9.0.

This rock paper scissor game was made prior to making this video, however, it is done with structured text along with some ladder logic so that therefore we could make a quick video but very detailed video for you doing the HMI controls with factory talk version 9.0.

When it comes to doing controls and doing anything like that we are no longer making short videos were going to make very detailed oriented videos because I believe that is what everybody wants they want to a place that they can turn to a website they can turn to learn and get everything they possibly can from it so therefore, the videos will be detail-oriented from here on out

Now that we watched the video, here is what you should have learned:

  • Make an HMI screen
  • Make a button
  • Make HMI shortcuts for PLC communications
  • Add tags to buttons
  • Properly align images & buttons
  • Make a header
  • Make animation text
  • Adding tags to animation
  • Overlay the animated text
  • How to run the screen live

Of course, I may have left a few things off of that list I just made but you get the point, there are a lot of knowledge bombs dropped in that video. If you look closely at the PLC code then you will notice that the outcome is completely random every time you play the Rock, Paper, Scissor game.

HMI programming can be fun so the next time you are tasked with making screens or you just feel like you don’t have the energy to finish something you started then just make a game out of it. Programming HMI controls in a way, are just like video games because you interact with the screen then an action happens.

Often times it is a machine running or a process starting but it can just be a simple exercise like this to sharpen your skills.

And as promised from the video, here is the download for that PLC code….it downloads quickly so when you press it, look in your downloads folder.

Download PLC Code

If you liked what you learned here, I want to offer you an opportunity to learn more.

A very detailed course that goes step by step into HMI programming that shows tricks that most people have no clue about.

Visit here: Allen-Bradley HMI Training

 

FactoryTalk HMI Training

 

 

 

FactoryTalk HMI Programming That Is Fun

 

Being that we are all trying to jump from engineering project to engineering project, I figured that it would be fun to design a game live on a YouTube video to show that PLC & HMI programming can be fun. This may just be the inner nerd coming out but I really enjoy taking a thought then making it happen in real life.

After all, that is what we do when we program PLC code or HMI systems.

We take an idea then make it happen so what I did here is took an old school game called “Rock, Paper, Scissors” then made a simple structured text game with a little bit of ladder logic then made an HMI to allow the end-user to play it.

What you will see in this video will not only teach you HMI programming but it will do that in a fun way. As some of you may know, ii have a YouTube channel with several hundred videos & I often get asked to make something more eye-catching so I made this in that response.

So what can you expect from this video?

I will go over the PLC code so that you fully understand it then I will build the HMI screen from scratch so that you get to see everything being made.

I will note that the video is about 30 minutes long & is packed with detailed information so I would suggest you sit back, learn, enjoy, & take the tie to learn the knowledge that is being given.

Making a rock paper scissors game may not seem that practical and as far as a real-world scenario but it makes programming fun & it also keeps Your creativity up. If there’s anything I’ve ever seen as a major roadblock with programming, it’s always a factor of creativity so this is one of the reasons why I chose to do a game rather than another type of machine.

Programming HMIs can be done many different ways, they can have many different features, it can be for just about any application, but what I want to show here is it they can also build creativity.

FactoryTalk HMI Programming Rock Paper Scissors Game

 

 

We talk about using Rockwell studio 5000 using a rock paper scissor game programmed within that platform and then we’re going to make an HMI system to interact with it using factory talk version 9.0.

This rock paper scissor game was made prior to making this video, however, it is done with structured text along with some ladder logic so that therefore we could make a quick video but very detailed video for you doing the HMI controls with factory talk version 9.0.

When it comes to doing controls and doing anything like that we are no longer making short videos were going to make very detailed oriented videos because I believe that is what everybody wants they want to a place that they can turn to a website they can turn to learn and get everything they possibly can from it so therefore, the videos will be detail-oriented from here on out

Now that we watched the video, here is what you should have learned:

  • Make an HMI screen
  • Make a button
  • Make HMI shortcuts for PLC communications
  • Add tags to buttons
  • Properly align images & buttons
  • Make a header
  • Make animation text
  • Adding tags to animation
  • Overlay the animated text
  • How to run the screen live

Of course, I may have left a few things off of that list I just made but you get the point, there are a lot of knowledge bombs dropped in that video. If you look closely at the PLC code then you will notice that the outcome is completely random every time you play the Rock, Paper, Scissor game.

HMI programming can be fun so the next time you are tasked with making screens or you just feel like you don’t have the energy to finish something you started then just make a game out of it. Programming HMI controls in a way, are just like video games because you interact with the screen then an action happens.

Often times it is a machine running or a process starting but it can just be a simple exercise like this to sharpen your skills.

And as promised from the video, here is the download for that PLC code….it downloads quickly so when you press it, look in your downloads folder.

Download PLC Code

If you liked what you learned here, I want to offer you an opportunity to learn more.

A very detailed course that goes step by step into HMI programming that shows tricks that most people have no clue about.

Visit here: Allen-Bradley HMI Training

 

FactoryTalk HMI Training