[PD] Usb lights

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Tue Nov 1 01:59:49 CET 2005

DMX is the standard theatre lighting control protocol.  It is built on  
top IEEE485 (I think that's the number, its the updated serial port)  
run over XLR cables.


On Oct 28, 2005, at 11:22 AM, <robertgarvin at bellsouth.net> wrote:

> right.. so then the next step would be trying to create a usb device,  
> possibly with usb ports,  that would be similar to pd turning on and  
> off a certain parameter, such as power. In a sense, it would be like a  
> MIDI controlled, mini lighting rig. I know theater sometimes uses midi  
> to control lights in a automated way..  so something like that.
> -Robert
> ps. the link you gave me didn't work for some reason.
>> On Fri, 28 Oct 2005, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
>>> *Cheapest* would be AID, but that would be a little more work.
>>> aid.interaccess.org
>>> but I think CK is right that indeed usb lights are probably NOT  
>>> comtrollable at all, probably just feed >>the power lines of the USB  
>>> port to the light. I don't think you can issue a command to tell a  
>>> >>computer to turn the power off on a given USB port.
>> .b.
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