Phidgets are an easy to use set of building blocks for low cost sensing and control from your PC. Using the Universal Serial Bus (USB) as the basis for all Phidgets, the complexity is managed behind an easy to use and robust Application Programming Interface (API). Applications can be developed quickly in Visual Basic, VBA (Microsoft Access and Excel), LabView, Java, Delphi, C and C++.
Finally, perform a 'sudo ls -la /usr/lib/libphidget*'. You should see something like this:
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 313724 2007-10-31 13:11 /usr/lib/libphidget21.a -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 362418 2007-10-31 13:11 /usr/lib/libphidget21.so lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 2007-09-10 15:50 /usr/lib/libphidgets.so.0 -> libphidgets.so.0.0.0 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 37428 2007-01-12 19:58 /usr/lib/libphidgets.so.0.0.0
Important: you have to run your Java application as root. Otherwise the RFID related things won't work. I'm searching to fix this limitation.
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