View Full Version : Hardware Hacking -- where do I go

March 7th, 2008, 05:58 PM
I am a long time hardware guy and am finally getting to a reasonable self taught skill level in Ubuntu.

I would like to be able to interface some of my hardware prototypes into Ubuntu via USB and need suggestions on what I need to learn and where to learn it. I understand the hardware layer of USB, but not how it relates to the upper layers in Ubuntu.

The first thing I want to do is tear a mouse apart and use the buttons and various optical sensors to bang in my real world stuff to the HID layer. But once my device starts clicking buttons, what then? How do I get a python or Qt instance to see it?http://ubuntuforums.org/images/smilies/confused.gif

Please forgive me if I am posting this in the wrong place. I will be glad to move it if you will point me to the right place.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer.

March 7th, 2008, 07:49 PM
all I know is /proc/usb