Velleman 8055 Drivers

December 04, 2010

This blog post is *ancient*, and preserved only for historical record.

Download the Qcontrol application source. (32.6 KB)

About 5 years ago, I wrote some “drivers” to interface a Velleman K8055 USB interface card . After a recent request, I have decided that they should be brushed up a little, and reinstated with a download link.

I’m open to bug reports, but I can’t promise that I’ll be able to fix them quickly.

Instructions to compile/install

You’ll need the following dependencies: libusb-dev libqt4-dev qt4-qmake (ubuntu deps)

  1. run qmake -o Makefile
  2. cd lib
  3. make all; make install
  4. cd ..
  5. make
  6. plug in your 8055 usb board
  7. sudo ./qcontrol
  8. enjoy!

I’m reconsidering writing some python bindings for the driver, stay tuned! (Never Happened.)

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