Products for USB Sensing and Control
Products for USB Sensing and Control

What Are Phidgets?

Phidgets are modular devices that simplify the task of gathering data from and providing control to the physical world. We have sensors to measure properties such as temperature, force, and movement; and controllers for motors, displays, and LEDs. They have been used by engineers, computer scientists, and industry professionals for over a decade.

Easy to Learn and Use

One of the biggest advantages of Phidgets compared to alternatives is how quickly and cleanly you can assemble and disassemble a system. No messing around with solder, breadboards or complicated pinout diagrams.

The philosophy behind Phidgets is that if you can write code, you can interact with the physical world. We have fully functioning software libraries for all of the mainstream programming languages, as well as a handful of specialty languages. For each of these languages, we have step-by-step guides on how to get started with Phidgets in multiple development environments and we provide intuitive and consistent API documentation filled with descriptions and examples.

Since Phidgets run on the programming languages you're already using in-house, there's no need to bring in specialists or get lost in custom development tools. This lets you focus on the system you're building, rather than spending time and resources on specialized embedded development and electrical engineering. You can also call or email us for help from our engineers to get your hardware set up and your code running.

Modular and Versatile

The core Phidget product line is broken into small, modular units, which brings numerous advantages:

  • Lowers costs because you're not paying for unused functionality
  • Replacement parts are simple to source and install
  • A small collection of Phidgets can be used in a numerous different test setups over time

We have a wide variety of sensors, including temperature, humidity, distance, voltage, current, force, and motion. With Phidgets, your system will also be versatile enough to support sensors and devices from other manufacturers. These are just some of the kinds of devices that Phidgets can talk to:

We also sells all kinds of additional hardware and accessories including motors, cut-to-length shaft and wire, modular T-Slot assemblies, pulley and sprocket systems, and project enclosures.

Skip the guesswork and send us an email describing the system you want to build. Application engineers are available to advise on how your idea can be made real using Phidgets.

Stable Product Line

Our stable product line is ideal for building a system that might need to be replicated or repaired down the line. The majority of our Phidgets have a 10-year guarantee that we'll always offer that product or another one with the same form, fit and function. Each product we sell has a lifecycle indicator on the product page that lets you know what to expect for future availability.

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