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Palindrome
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      Nov 10th, 08, 1:19 PM
Mike Scott wrote:
> Looking for a cheap off-the-shelf solution: I'm wondering about the
> feasibility of connecting a half-dozen or so push buttons, same number
> of LEDs, to a PC with USB connectivity only. Needs to be dirt cheap
> (well, tens not hundreds of pounds - I've seen 'industrial strength'
> items!) and preferably with both linux and XP drivers available.
>
> I though Maplin used to have something overpriced (but within budget)
> but can't find it now.
>
> Any ideas please for possible sources?


Velleman P8055-1 Ebay 350120249841
http://www.velleman.be/ot/en/product/view/?id=351346

Works great under XP but no linux, AFAIK.

I have one on my desk, having just finished assembling/testing it, as I
write.

However - what's wrong with a USB<>parallel printer port?

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      Nov 10th, 08, 4:11 PM
Mike Scott wrote:

> BTW, I want it for a sound controller - a life-size crib scene for
> Christmas, with a push-button for each figure and a different sound file
> to play back for each. Maybe (next year when there may be more
> around) controlled lighting too.
>
> If anyone knows an easier/cheaper way, I'm all ears :-)


Know any DJ's ? If so - they quite commonly have a gizmo (dunno what
thy'd be called exactly) that does exactly that ... store a few samples
that have physical push-buttons assigned to the samples ... pretty sure
there'll be ones with USB or serial i/f whatever for fetching samples
from PC, memory stick etc.

 
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      Nov 10th, 08, 5:24 PM
Synapse Syndrome wrote:
> Palindrome <> wrote:
>>> Looking for a cheap off-the-shelf solution: I'm wondering about the
>>> feasibility of connecting a half-dozen or so push buttons, same number
>>> of LEDs, to a PC with USB connectivity only. Needs to be dirt cheap
>>> (well, tens not hundreds of pounds - I've seen 'industrial strength'
>>> items!) and preferably with both linux and XP drivers available.
>>>
>>> I though Maplin used to have something overpriced (but within budget)
>>> but can't find it now.
>>>
>>> Any ideas please for possible sources?

>> Velleman P8055-1 Ebay 350120249841
>> http://www.velleman.be/ot/en/product/view/?id=351346
>>
>> Works great under XP but no linux, AFAIK.

>
>
> There seems to be a link for Linux software at the bottom of the page.


Well spotted.

>
>
> What would you use one of these things for?
>

Me, or the OP?

If me, I've just added some new toys to my NC lathe and need to
interface them to the computer that controls it.

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