How do Phidgets work?

Phidgets are interactive USB sensors. Simply plug a sensor into your computer, write a few lines of code and run your program.

Get coding in three easy steps

VINT hub

Plug in a VINT Hub

Every Phidgets project is centered around the VINT Hub.

See our Getting Started Kit
phidget sensors

Connect a sensor

There are hundreds of low-cost sensors available.

See our devices

Write code

Simply write code in your favorite language using our tutorials.

See what we support

Questions we often get asked

What types of Phidgets are there?

There are hundreds of low-cost Phidgets available. Check out out devices page for a curated list. If you are interested in seeing our entire catalog, you can view our sensors here and our controllers here. Remember, educators get 40% off our entire product line.

What programming languages can I use?

We support all mainstream programming languages. We have created tutorials for our education users in Python, Java, C# and Swift. If you would like another language to be supported, email us at

What platforms and OS are supported?

We recommend using Windows for education, however, we support all mainstream operating systems including macOS, Linux, iOS and Android.

Is soldering or wiring needed?

The best part about Phidgets is you don’t have to be an electrical engineer to create sophisticated projects. All you need to do is plug in a sensor, write a few lines of code and go!

I am interested. Where do I start?

I'm a teacher

Take your computer science classroom to a higher level with the help of Phidgets. Modular and simple to use, Phidgets enable students prepare for success.

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I'm a student

Start coding cool projects in no time with Phidgets Getting Started Kit. You can code in your favourite language, and the best part is that you don't need to solder or wire anything!

Getting Started Kit Tutorial

What are Phidgets?

Phidgets are programmable, modular USB devices, either sensors or controllers that you can connect together. Simply write code in your favorite language and solve real-world problems.

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