[PD] K8061 USB interface board in PD on Mac

Martin Peach martin.peach at sympatico.ca
Mon Jun 15 18:55:51 CEST 2009

a. tonal wrote:
> hallo,
> i don't know about using .dll on a mac. please tell me if you know.

No, you can't. dlls are for MS Windows systems.
I found this googling "K8061 protocol", it seems to be source code for a 
linux driver for the K8061:
Maybe it could be ported to Mac?
Anyhow, it's not just a serial interface like Arduino uses.


> the dll does all the communication with the card. the pd object, or 
> whatever program, uses commands provided by the dll.
> i further think, that when using a virtual os like virtual box or wine, 
> the communication with hardware is handled by the host os. correct me if 
> i'm wrong.
> my humble suggestion, if asked for, was: why not use an arduino? or 
> modify some joystick to your needs and use 'hid'?
> good luck
> olli
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> Date: Sun, 14 Jun 2009 01:43:11 +0200
> From: puredata at klankontwerp.nl
> To: pd-list at iem.at
> Subject: Re: [PD] K8061 USB interface board in PD on Mac
> Thank you,
> I tried it on Windows XP @ VirtualBox and it crashes PD. However I would 
> like to try and make my own external for the 8061, It is probably too 
> hard but I'd like to try it anyway. Or is there a way to make it 
> communicate without reverting to C?
> I once made a MAX interface for a card called MACI/O (worked via a 
> serial port). I sent hex code directly from the MAX patch to the I/O 
> back then and that worked. Is that possible with this card too?
> Wilf
> a. tonal schreef:
>     hi
>     i once made an pd-external for the velleman 8055, but it's windows only.
>     it's available for download at: http://akkiko.kilu.de/
>     ciao
>     olli
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>     Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 10:03:36 +0200
>     From: puredata at klankontwerp.nl <mailto:puredata at klankontwerp.nl>
>     To: pd-list at iem.at <mailto:pd-list at iem.at>
>     Subject: [PD] K8061 USB interface board in PD on Mac
>     Hello everybody,
>     for some interface experiments I got hold of an USB interface kit
>     from Velleman, the K8061. More info:
>     http://www.velleman.be/ot/en/product/view/?id=364910
>     This board comes with software for windows computers, a.o. a .dll
>     file for communication.
>     My system is a MacBook Pro november 2008 with OS X 10.5.6.
>     Are there people out there who have already used this board in Pure
>     Data and/or on Mac OS X?
>     I have already tried to get some data out of it with HID and
>     although HID works good for joysticks and game controllers it does
>     not get data from this kit.
>     Thanks in advance!
>     Wilfred
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