INterfacing with Phidgets...

Thomas McGrath III 3mcgrath at
Sat Nov 4 11:05:59 EST 2006

Dear Rob,

FYI - There are other controllers out there that will work better  
from within Revolution. But, wIth out writing your own API for use in  
Rev ( You might have a problem with USB commands if Serial commands  
are not available) you might try to use the Phidgets API for  
PhidgetWebService from within Rev. It is not the best possible  
solution but should work since Rev is fully capable in communicating  
via the web and the Phidgets are fully capable of being controlled  
via web protocols. From what I can see you can embed the web service  
commands in a Rev wrapper and just execute them from your interface  
within Rev.

Let us know how it turns out.


On Nov 4, 2006, at 4:33 AM, Beynon, Rob wrote:

> Greetings,
> I wonder, from those who understand such things, how one would make
> Revolution talk to phidgets (, which
> are essentially little USB sensors/controllers etc. There are a whole
> set of libraries available, but I wonder which is the route of least
> resistance? I asked about a CLI, but there are reasons why this will
> never happen, so talking to phidgets through shell commands won't  
> work.
> Advance thanks
> Rob

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