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Creates an instance of a Phidget channel.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
Phidget 13.4 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No
MBS( "Phidget.Create"; Type )   More


Parameter Description Example
Type The type of device object to create.
Can be one of VoltageRatioInput, DigitalInput, DigitalOutput, RCServo, VoltageOutput, VoltageInput, CapacitiveTouch, RFID, GPS, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, Spatial, TemperatureSensor, Encoder, FrequencyCounter, IR, PHSensor, DCMotor, CurrentInput, Stepper, LCD, MotorPositionController, BLDCMotor, DistanceSensor, LightSensor, PressureSensor, ResistanceInput, PowerGuard, SoundSensor, Hub, Dictionary, Accelerometer, HumiditySensor.


Returns OK or error.


Creates an instance of a Phidget channel.
Once created the channel may need to be configured to match the physical device and channel index you want to attach to, and then be opened by calling Phidget.Open.
The Phidget channel handle must be released with Phidget.Release.


Creates a LCD object:

Set Variable [ $phidget; Value: MBS( "Phidget.Create"; "LCD" ) ]

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Created 16th August 2023, last changed 16th August 2023

Phidget.Close - Phidget.DisableServerDiscovery