General Phidget Programming

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This page presents the general concepts needed to write code for a Phidget.

By this point, you should have installed the drivers for your operating system and the libraries for your specific programming language.



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Phidget Programming Basics - Here you can find the basic concepts to help you get started with making your own programs that use Phidgets.


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Data Interval/Change Trigger - Learn about these two properties that control how much data comes in from your sensors.


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Using Multiple Phidgets - It can be difficult to figure out how to use more than one Phidget in your program. This page will guide you through the steps.


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Polling vs. Events - Your program can gather data in either a polling-driven or event-driven manner. Learn the difference to determine which is best for your application.


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Logging, Exceptions, and Errors - Learn about all the tools you can use to debug your program.


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Phidget Network Server - Phidgets can be controlled and communicated with over your network- either wirelessly or over ethernet.


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Best Phidgets Practices - Good programming habits that will save you from common problems when writing code for your Phidgets.