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Velleman Kit K8000 and Linux

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So for a while I own a Velleman k8000 kit.. and now I had the time to do something with it!
I went on a google hunt and came up with the following sites:

These sites had interesting files, but they were a little outdated.
So i started a little project to combine them and updated them to work on my ubuntu system.

The changes i made are available in github

I’m new in driver and python programming, I’m just a phper who started experimenting with python.
So if you see rookie mistakes, please, don’t flame, help and fix it, i would love to learn of it 🙂

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  1. september 27th, 2010 at 11:33 | #1

    Hey, leuk dat er ook iemand anders me bezig is, ik heb nameijk ook de k8000 en ben ook fan van ubuntu, ik heb het werkend gehad maar dan alleen output dus als je mijn daar mee zou kunnen helpen, heel graag. Groet, floris

  2. Eldaria
    september 27th, 2010 at 12:17 | #2


    I have an old k8000 collecting dust.
    The reason was that I could not get it to work since not knowing C, and drivers were not working so good in Ubuntu, and I had no Windows machines anymore, only Ubuntu and OSX.

    I fiddled a bit with Python, and if there will be a Python library for k8000, I might actually dig it out again. 🙂

  3. oktober 8th, 2010 at 00:53 | #3

    make sure you check out my github 😉
    it should compile easyly.. could be you will need some additional libraries.. i forgot to list them up when fixing it myself.. so need to do that :p

  4. oktober 8th, 2010 at 01:09 | #4

    je moet ook maken dat je die ictjes verzet he, verschil tussen input en output 🙂
    maar volgens mijn eerste testen, zowel python als c, lijkt het toch te werken 🙂
    enige wat ik nog niet aan de praat heb gekregen in python is die I2cSendData enzo..
    (zie je wel in de examples)

  5. oktober 8th, 2010 at 01:10 | #5

    btw thx for the positive responses 😉

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