About Phidgets

Quick: Phidgets drivers are easy to install. With a comprehensive API with code examples for nearly every device it's easy to write code and have something working in less than an hour. Active Robots have our products in stock and are able to ship fast so you won't have to wait long before you can put your plan into action.

Easy: Phidgets offers a robust API, making it easy to write a program in your favourite language and have Phidgets working right away. There's no propriety software that you have to download. Applications can be developed in over a dozen languages. Phidgets devices are also easy to set up. These devices are meant for people without an extensive electrical background, so you don’t need to mess around with circuits, just plug in a device and go!

Supportive: Plenty of guides, documentation, how to’s and examples are provided online to help you get your project going. Can’t find the answers? Active Robots engineers are available by phone and email.

Cost Effective: You won’t be able to find higher quality sensors at the price of Phidgets. We focus on making well-engineered devices with affordable components, so you don’t have to break the bank to get something that works. Given Phidgets’ reliability, you won’t need to replace them anytime soon. Basically, you’re getting industrial quality devices at a hobbyist price.

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Who uses Phidgets?


Use Phidgets to introduce their students to programming, electronics, and robotics as early as grade eight.


Use Phidgets to aid in highly customized experiments- for example, a network of Spatial Sensors to monitor earthquake activity across a city


Use Phidgets to build fun projects in their spare time- for example, a sound system that loads different songs based on which RFID tag is placed on the surface of the coffee table.

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