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  1. Purchased 3-axis looking to get data

    Hello:

    Newbie here. Just purchased a 3-axis and ran the Phidget program and saw the data.
    Can anyone direct me to a simple Java or VB program (or any program) that will record the data?

    Thank you.
    Last edited by Researcher; 01-21-2009 at 12:47 PM.

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    Re: Purchased 3-axis looking to get data

    How is it being delivered? Over a serial port? What does it look like? What is a 3-Axis? Which operating system?
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    Sorry, using the USB ready phidget 1059 device on vista.
    Any advice is appreciated.

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    Re: Purchased 3-axis looking to get data

    Would that be the three axis accelerometer or the three axis compass?
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    Re: Purchased 3-axis looking to get data

    I'm going to assume the Accelerometer. I assume that it doesn't use true USB, instead it uses an FTDI style glue logic. If that's the case then just open your serial port with a terminal.
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  6. Re: Purchased 3-axis looking to get data

    I actually purchased an accelerometer just like this from trossen:
    http://www.hvwtech.com/products_view.asp?ProductID=135
    It came with the USB plug.

    when you say open a terminal do you mean open a windows terminal?
    I downloaded Eltima terminal software and only had access to a com port and TCP (modem)
    usb was not an option.
    Thank you
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    Re: Purchased 3-axis looking to get data

    I'm talking about something like hyper terminal. When you connect the phidgets board to your computer does windows detect a serial port? You can check this by looking under "Ports (COM and LPT)" in the device manager. If so then you can just treat the data like anything coming down a serial port. This is mostly conjecture since I don't have a phidgets board.
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    Re: Purchased 3-axis looking to get data

    Windows terminal will work, I recommend RealTerm - http://realterm.sourceforge.net/

    It has great logging - even time date stamping and hex logging.
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  9. Re: Purchased 3-axis looking to get data

    I see.
    Looks like Vista's device manager recognizes it as a "USB Human Interface Device."
    No options to get in like a terminal. Any thoughts?

    **thanks andren, will attempt.

  10. Re: Purchased 3-axis looking to get data

    yikes, vista doesn't like Realterm...god I hate vista.
    Apparently I need a driver that disguises the USB as a serial port.
    Last edited by Researcher; 01-21-2009 at 02:36 PM.

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