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USB Infrared Sensor talking to Max?

November 13, 2006 | 12:50 am

Hello,

I have a cheap infrared sensor, with an USB connection. This is the first time I’m connecting external stuff to max other than midi, and can’t get it working. I was hoping that it would show up for the hi object, but it shows no devices. I searched through the forum and could not find much of a relevant information.

I want to map simple remote controls to max.

Any ideas?


November 13, 2006 | 2:31 pm

Let me put it in this way: Do I have to use a USB to Serial adapter?


November 13, 2006 | 5:04 pm

The hi object only reads HID USB objects. If your USB device isn’t
HID, then hi won’t work for you.

wes

On 11/13/06, Batuhan wrote:
>
> Let me put it in this way: Do I have to use a USB to Serial adapter?
>


November 13, 2006 | 7:18 pm


November 13, 2006 | 7:40 pm

Thanks, but the manual says that Serial object does not support USB devices. Am I missing something there?

It also does not work with serial object, as I tried.

So there isn’t any way to make a generic usb infrared sensor talk to max?


November 13, 2006 | 10:50 pm

What do you mean by "generic"? A brand name or part # would make it
easier to figure this out.

Eric

At 9:40 PM +0200 11/13/06, Batuhan wrote:
>Thanks, but the manual says that Serial object does not support USB
>devices. Am I missing something there?
>
>It also does not work with serial object, as I tried. Populating the
>menu returns no results.
>
>So there isn’t any way to make a generic usb infrared sensor talk to max?

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November 14, 2006 | 3:50 am

Generic might not be the correct word for it ok. But the device looks so simple so I could not resist, sorry. :)

It’s a "Mobile Action Technology MA-660"

It’s driver(windows device manager) says It’s a Kingsun SF-620 though…

I think I do not know the standards behind these well, I was thinking that there exists a generic USB input object that outputs some kind of raw data for me so I could figure out what the heck this device is sending to reflect my actions(i.e. sending commands from a remote controller). Then I could parse that data and use the useful bits.


November 14, 2006 | 12:47 pm


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