USB Switch from Pretorian Technologies

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Had a bit of a play with the new USB Switch from Pretorian Technologies when I was visiting the Hollybank Trust the other day. The idea is simple, you plug the switch directly into the computer via an available USB socket and the switch is ready to go. No drivers, no switch box needed. It’s a medium sized switch much like the Jelly Bean from Ablenet and can be mounted in the same way. Like the Simply Works range also from Pretorian, this new switch has the same LED display and small buttons on the base to set switch functions like space and enter plus some new features like switch acceptance delays and multiple press filtering. Two 3.5mm sockets have been added to enable you to plug in standard wired switches. (more…)

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Khoros Interactive Musical Instrument

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Another gem from my visit to the Holly Bank Trust yesterday, this is Khoros Interactive Musical Instrument. Eight interconnecting illuminated segments which fit together to create a musical instrument that can be played by hands, feet and even the wheels on a wheelchair. Clever software allows you to change the sounds that are played when the segments are activated. (more…)

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