control a usb light


    Mar 28 2009 | 10:59 pm
    I want to control a USB-led light (the ones that are used to illuminatre a keyboard like this one http://www.thisnext.com/item/D5A0CFC7/LapWorks-USB-Powered-Keyboard ) When a bang is received it should start to turn on and of for ten secnds and after that ten seconds stop flickering. What shoudl I do to achieve this?

    • Mar 29 2009 | 1:17 am
      Thinksamuel wrote on Sat, 28 March 2009 17:59I want to control a USB-led light (the ones that are used to illuminatre a keyboard like this one http://www.thisnext.com/item/D5A0CFC7/LapWorks-USB-Powered-Keyboard ) When a bang is received it should start to turn on and of for ten secnds and after that ten seconds stop flickering. What shoudl I do to achieve this?
      Assuming you can simply send it 1 and 0, just create a combination of metro and counter to do this. Wondering how you talk to the light, through serial? Might take some fiddling to get it to communicate.
    • Mar 29 2009 | 12:06 pm
      yeh im not so sure serial will see it. maybe
    • Jul 24 2009 | 9:31 pm
      i'm investigating a similar issue. the difference is that i want to control a LED board with about 16 LEDs on it. and be able to control each LED individually...
      i'll post if i find anything helpful.
    • Mar 27 2011 | 11:16 pm
      Thinksamuel or anyone on this discussion figure this out? I'm looking into this as well.
    • Mar 28 2011 | 12:29 am
      Those little USB lights usually just tap power from the USB buss, and aren't interfaced with USB in any way.