Driving a USB Rocket Launcher from Perl in User Space

Driving a USB Rocket Launcher from Perl in User Space

By Mike Schilli
Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 11:15 AM
Duration: 20 minutes
Target audience: Any
Tags: libusb

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Gadgets like USB rocket launchers often come with Windows-only CDs, but can be controlled on Linux with libusb and Perl.

Learn how to write a Perl script on a Ubuntu Laptop, that turns and tilts a USB cannon, which finally fires styrofoam rockets into the audience. Live demo!

Attended by: Joe Cooper (‎swelljoe‎), Lee Aylward (‎leedo‎), Patrick Michaud (‎Pm‎), Jason Switzer (‎s1n‎), Nicholas Perez (‎nperez‎), Jessica Pavlin, Dan Dascalescu (‎dandv‎), Tatsuhiko Miyagawa (‎miyagawa‎), Arthur Schmidt (‎fREW‎), Olaf Alders (‎oalders‎), Brad Cavanagh (‎CanSpice‎), Mike Greb (‎mikegrb‎), Shana Andreychek, Eric Andreychek, Ilia Lobsanov, Adri Mills, David Faler, Douglas Sims, Mark Jubenville (‎ioncache‎), Darian Patrick (‎dapatrick‎), Barbara Jensen, Leonard Miller (‎olegm‎), Ryan Kelly (‎f0rk‎), Liam Echlin, Geoffrey Darling (‎Geoff‎), Dylan Hardison (‎dylan‎), Barbie, Andrew Walker (‎Andy‎), Christopher Madsen (‎cjm‎), mark stout, Clinton Wolfe, Dean Serenevy (‎duelafn‎), Jason Crome (‎CromeDome‎), Walt Mankowski (‎waltman‎), David Walia, Dagfinn Ilmari MannsÃ¥ker (‎ilmari‎),