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custom usb device

Postby flowax » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:40 pm

Is it possible to create my own custom usb device so i can use flowstone to create a UI to control it?
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Re: custom usb device

Postby Spogg » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:41 am

I don't know anything about the Robotics stuff but I would guess you would need to create a MIDI output driver.
Then you could use the MIDI Out prim to send all manner of messages to your USB device, which would then interpret them accordingly.
This was done in the old Synthmaker days and I've seen a few MIDI editors designed to control hardware synths. This was a very popular thing several years ago because hardware synths often had very limited front panel controls. The messages sent would normally be System Exclusive (Sysex) but in your own design you could use whatever protocols you wished.

Sounds like an interesting idea!


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Re: custom usb device

Postby DaveyBoy » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:16 am

Just use a cheap USB to serial converter.
This appears as a virtual com port, then just use the com port prim to send/receive whatever data you wish.

And yes, you can create fantastic GUIs with Flowstone :)
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Re: custom usb device

Postby aronb » Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:35 pm


I use MicroElectronika PIC Compilers (C and BASIC) and the "StartUSB for PIC" development PCBs to get up and running with an idea. There are examples on the forum on doing this. And of course Flowstone makes AWESOME GUIs for the user ! ! !


Good Luck - its really easy to do though ;)

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custom usb device

Postby byronveF » Sun May 12, 2019 7:51 am

I could not get the ENTTEC unit working under Mavericks. Can anyone recommend an alternative USB DMX device?
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