TakkFast Basics

Introduction

The TakkFast is a I2C to USB brigde with custom firmware which makes it possible to sample the TakkStrips at high speed.

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Currently supports Ubuntu only

Installing the drivers

Ubuntu

Tested on Ubuntu 11.10

0) Plug the TakkFast to the computer

1) Check that the device enamurates
Open terminal window and type:

lsusb

and look for line which lists device 59e3:74c7
Bus 002 Device 009: ID 59e3:74c7

2) Download the code

git clone --recursive git://github.com/TakkTile/TakkTile-usb.git

3) Install the PyUSB-1.0 Python module.

cd TakkTile-usb/PyUSB; sudo python setup.py install

4) Update permissions

sudo cp 71-takktile.rules /etc/udev/rules.d/

5) Plug the TakkFast to the USB port

6) Run the example

cd TakkTile-usb
sudo python TakkTile.py

The data from the sensors should be now shown in the terminal screen.

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