What are Phidgets?
How It Works
The Getting Started Kit
Learning experiences are available for Scratch, MakeCode and desktop environments.
After exploring the Getting Started Kit, learn about the different sensors and controllers that are available.
After exploring the Getting Started Kit and other sensors, transition to a Phidget Kit to continue learning!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Phidget?
Phidgets are programmable USB sensors. With Phidgets, students can simply connect a sensor to their computer, write code in their favorite language and start exploring!
What Types of Phidgets Are There?
There are hundreds of Phidgets available. From simple light sensors to sophisticated motor controllers. The most popular sensors are supported by tutorials, projects and more. View them here.
Are Phidgets Used by Professionals?
Yes! Thousands of engineers, researchers and computer scientists use Phidgets every day. Visit phidgets.com/real for more information.
What Programming Languages Are Supported?
You can use Phidgets with Python, Java, C# and Swift.
What Operating Systems Are Supported?
You can use Phidgets with all major operating systems. This includes Windows, macOS and Linux.
Can Phidgets Connect to a Raspberry Pi?
Yes! Instructions are provided in the Getting Started Kit tutorial.
Can Phidgets Connect to an Arduino, micro:bit, etc.?
Generally, no. Phidgets must be connected to a computer running Windows, macOS or Linux. They can also be used through a modern browser.
Do I Need to Install Anything on My Computer?
An install is required for macOS users. For more information, visit the Getting Started Kit tutorial, select macOS as your operating system, and navigate to the Install section.
No install is required for browser-based coding (MakeCode/Scratch), regardless of operating system.
I'm Interested! Where Do I Start?
Whether you are exploring coding with Scratch, or creating IoT systems using a Raspberry Pi, Phidgets can help elevate your classroom.