USB Infrared Sensor talking to Max?


    Nov 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?

    • Nov 13 2006 | 2:31 pm
      Let me put it in this way: Do I have to use a USB to Serial adapter?
    • Nov 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? >
    • Nov 13 2006 | 7:18 pm
    • Nov 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?
    • Nov 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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    • Nov 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.