Products for USB Sensing and Control

Phidgets are a set of user friendly building blocks for low cost USB sensing and control from your PC.

Simply plug in the device and write a program with the help of our robust API. Applications can be developed quickly by programmers using their favorite language: Android Java, Applescript, C/C++, C#, Cocoa, Delphi, Flash AS3, Java, LabVIEW, MATLAB, Max/MSP, Python, Ruby, Visual Basic.NET, Visual Basic 6.0, Visual Basic for Applications, Visual Basic Script, Visual C/C++/Borland.NET, and FlowStone.

Click on Programming if you want to look at Getting Started Guides or Code Samples.

Phidgets is sponsoring a contest on Whether you're upgrading your automatic garage door, motorizing your window blinds to block out afternoon sun when you're not home, or automating your morning breakfast, we want to see it! Head over to Instructables to enter the contest.

How are we able to use our cell phones, laptops and a myriad of other electronic devices on a day to day basis, largely without issue? Thorough testing, as it turns out, and little else. Here's how Phidgets goes about testing effectively.

• Windows-only release
- Fixes to C# Stepper GUI Example

• CPhidget_getDeviceClass can now be called on handle before it is attached.
• Added support for 64-bit Max/MSP (Version 6.1+) on both OS X and Windows.


If you're looking to run long sensor cable around your house or to a robot (or anything), you may need to consider what sensors you're using. Long cables don’t affect all sensors equally, so let’s explore why some sensors function fine and others don’t.

Small voltages and currents pose some difficulties when being measured, but solutions for measuring these tiny values do exist. Here's how to set up some unlikely Phidgets to read your small voltages and currents.

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