Yoctopuce, USB Sensors and Actuators

USB Sensors and Actuators

Yoctopuce designs, manufactures and sells USB devices to let your computer sit in the real world. Our USB modules are tiny, easy to install and easy to drive programmatically. Among them you will find:


Yocto-MaxiKnobThe Yocto-MaxiKnob can read analog buttons, switches, potentiometers and quadrature encoders. It can also drive smart RGB LEDs and emit sound and tunes using a built-in buzzer.

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Yocto-MiniDisplayTiny USB-driven OLED display (light blue), for text, images (96x16 pixels) and animated sequences.

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Application examples, hints and tutorials

Making a smart extension cord

This week, we're going to do a little DIY. The aim is to make a "smart" extension cord that measures consumption and can be controlled remotely using the WiFi network.

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Sending values with communication modules

Yoctopuce serial communication modules such as Yocto-RS485-V2 and Yocto-I2C are capable of autonomously executing small communication protocols, for example to interrogate sensors. We were recently asked whether it was possible to use a value received from a sensor in a message sent later. As is often the case, the answer is: yes, it's now possible...

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