What is SoapBox Snap?

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SoapBox Snap is a free automation software suite for your PC. It's designed for home automation, hobby, and academic uses.

SoapBox Snap Screenshot

It comes with a ladder logic editor and a core set of ladder logic instructions, along with a "soft" runtime to execute the logic on a PC. The entire application is built on SoapBox Core, an extensible application framework, so it offers many extension points where other programmers can add more features, such as:

  • New instructions
  • New runtime engines
  • New drivers for the existing "soft" runtime
  • New language modules

SoapBox Snap includes a driver for Phidgets USB I/O devices. These devices provide interfaces to discrete (on/off) signals, analog sensors, small R/C servo motors, and text LCD displays.

SoapBox Snap also comes with a "Driver" for Twitter. You can monitor the most recent status update from your Twitter account and take actions when certain keywords are found.

More info: SoapBox Snap Product Page.


answered 26 Sep '10, 22:19

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Looking good!

(08 Mar '11, 18:06) Mark ♦♦

SoapBox Snap is a free and open source PC-based automation platform. It contains ladder logic editor and a “soft” runtime right out of the box.


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