Hardware Externals from Nonpolynomial Labs: Haptics, EEGs, and other sillyness

Mar 2, 2011 at 11:50pm

Hardware Externals from Nonpolynomial Labs: Haptics, EEGs, and other sillyness

Hey! I’m Kyle Machulis aka qDot. I maintain a ton of different open source externals for Max/Pd for interactive hardware, from haptics to EEGs to vibrators to whatever other hardware finds it’s way into my hands. My externals page is at

http://www.nonpolynomial.com/externals/

I’m also happy to take requests for reverse engineering and custom hardware work.

#55297
Mar 3, 2011 at 2:47am

It would be awesome if there could be a port of the Ant+ protocol so that data from Ant+ devices could be accessed by Max in realtime.

#198980
Mar 3, 2011 at 4:37am

Hey! That’s a really good idea actually. I’m currently working on solidifying my python ant library as part of

http://www.github.com/qdot/libfitbit/

Once that’s nice and tested, I plan on spinning it out into another repo, and possibly making a C version. I really don’t understand why ANT went the free-as-in-beer route with their stuff, ’cause I’m totally just reimplementing what’s on their page.

Keep an eye on http://www.openyou.org for more info about the ANT stuff, as I’ll probably post there as well as on my personal blog, but openyou is focused on sports and health hardware work.

#198981
Mar 3, 2011 at 6:25am

I will be very happy to be able to use data from my Garmin 500 or 705 in Max.

What additional hardware might be necessary? The Garmin ant+ stick?

#198982
Mar 3, 2011 at 7:04am

I’m not quite sure yet. Part of the OpenYou project is to see if I can’t make a generalized ANT+ pickup off of an SDK or sparkfun board, and then just use that to talk to whatever device via protocol classes. So the Max/Pd external will probably be able to pick VID/PID for the USB so we can switch between whatever stick you may have, assuming all of this works. Right now, all I’ve got is a fitbit. I’m supposed to get getting suunto and garmin stuff soon though.

#198983
May 17, 2012 at 6:35pm

Have you anything for the Sensable Phantom haptic device?
I see something for the Novint…

#198984

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