Phidget interface

Dec 6, 2011 at 8:56pm

Phidget interface

Hello guys, for a project i am doing i need max to accept incoming data delivered by this device:

http://www.phidgets.com/products.php?category=0&product_id=1018_2

Whats the easiest way of doing this? Im a complete max noob by the way but am really interested in learning it. I had tried installing a driver i was directed to etc but i just couldnt get it to work. There will be a couple of IR distance sensors amongst other continues inputs.

Any help would be mega chilled of you,

cheers.

#60514
Dec 6, 2011 at 10:43pm

Go to this page if you haven’t already:

http://www.phidgets.com/programming_resources.php

The ‘getting started’ .pdf for Max explains that the externals required are bundled with code examples, hopefully that should talk you through it. I looked at these a while ago but went with Arduino in the end, let us know how you get on.

#217815
Dec 6, 2011 at 10:58pm

cheers mate! will have a look at that now, will let you know

#217816
Dec 6, 2011 at 11:56pm

Should a .mxo file open in max? keep double clicking it and nothing happens

#217817
Dec 7, 2011 at 12:58am

create a new object and type the name of the mxo file in it. Make sure it’s in your search path

#217818
Dec 7, 2011 at 1:15am

Oh my god, never has a piece of software made me feel so stupid haha. Sorry i dont know how to set a search path, i have tried just double clicking the mxo file but it says “PhidgetInterfaceKit: unable to load object bundle executable”

Im running max 5 btw.

#217819
Dec 7, 2011 at 1:17am

ahh… and it then says “Reason: image not found”

#217820
Dec 7, 2011 at 12:44pm

Just had a peek at the readme that comes with the Max code examples and it pretty much explains how to install them. Take your time and get an idea of how it all works. Here’s a link to the documentation explaining the search path: http://cycling74.com/docs/max5/vignettes/core/search_path.html

#217821
Dec 7, 2011 at 12:49pm

Mmm I’ve actually just tried it myself and been given the same errors, I haven’t installed the Phidge21 libraries though, I don’t know if that makes a difference or not.

#217822
Dec 7, 2011 at 2:32pm

Yeah iv read that and followed it… weird, the folder is certainly listed in the search path’s too. Ahh well, will have to just keep clicking buttons and such

#217823
Dec 7, 2011 at 3:18pm
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