Pure data external for the Helios Laser DAC
note - it's not presently possible to have more than 1 helios object open.
pd_helios currently builds on MacOS, tested on Mojave (OSX v10.14). It builds on Ubuntu 16.04 x64 but I haven't got it to work - using a VM, don't know if this is the issue. It should work on Microsoft Windows with the appropriate libusb library.
Clone this repo and the source code to pure data
git clone email@example.com:timredfern/pd_helios.git git clone https://github.com/pure-data/pure-data cd pd_helios make PDINCLUDEDIR=../pure-data/src/
(or wherever you cloned pure data)
To test the example patch:
(from wherever you have installed Pd. For the Purr-data distribution of Pd, I used this:)
Problems with old versions of MacOS (specifically EL Capitan)
Install libusb from Homebrew
First follow these instructions: https://brew.sh/
brew install libusb
Except as otherwise noted, all files in the this distribution are
Copyright © 2019 Tim Redfern
For information on usage and redistribution, and for a DISCLAIMER OF ALL WARRANTIES, see LICENSE included in this distribution. (Note that Helios SDK and libusb are copyrighted separately).
Lasers are dangerous. Improper use of this software can damage your laser, or yourself. This software comes with NO WARRANTY, see above.
Thanks to NULL + VOID