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.

Check out the sleek new enclosure available for Phidget Spatial boards. With mounting holes through the bottom half, you can attach it to a flat surface and snap the top half on.

In many Phidgets projects, more than one Phidget device is required to carry out the necessary functionality. There are a few options for distinguishing between Phidgets in an application but the Manager provides the most powerful and versatile tool. Find out about it here.

• 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.


As part of the weatherproofing series we look at the infrared and light sensors, which need a window that allows a certain frequency of light to pass. Here we'll introduce some techniques that will protect these Phidgets, while still being able to read the environment.

The interactive garden was a huge hit at Beakerhead last week. The idea is that it reacts to touch with light and sound. Take a look at the pictures and videos from the installation.

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