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phidgets: they're heeere!


This morning when I got to my desk, a great surprise was awaiting; a huge package from the University of Calgary - my phidgets are here!
wired the whole thing, plugged in a servo, plugged the USB Interface to my laptop and in a matter of no time I was moving it with a small VB app. nnnice!!
There was so much in there, servos, leds, RFID tags and readers, light sensors, force sensors, touch sensors, motion sensors...
Each hardware device in the kit comes with a pretty well documented ActiveX control (which means no worries at all about comm protocols, usb etc.), so next step will be wrapping the whole thing in screenweaver and building a flash API for it.
Once that's done, there's a couple of very interesting projects waiting in line I already have ton of sketches for.
...awww maaann... here we go my midnights again...