Open-USB-IO Image

Open-USB-IO Image

Open-USB-IO makes it very easy and very cheap to control hardware from your computer. You can also program the ATMEGA32 microprocessor to do anything you want.

The Open-USB-IO board will plug into the USB port on a Linux, Mac or Windows computer ( Vista or XP) and provide a variety of digital and analogue inputs and outputs including 7 motor drivers, RS-232, an LDR,  Pulse Width Modulators, and more.  No special software drivers are required just a simple command line or GUI program. The board is ideal for controlling real hardware from a USB port and for programming at the level of command line or script, C++ on the PC, or C and assembler on the ATMEGA32 microprocessor that is the heart of the board.

See for more details,  an excellent reference manual, required programs and more.

To buy it click on the Order It in the left hand box.

Do you need the Live-DVD?

If you just want to use Open-USB-IO to control hardware from your PC then you don’t need the live-DVD.  You can download the Windows or Linux program you need plus a reference manual from
If you want to write you own code for the ATMEGA32 microprocessor then yes you need the  live-DVD with all the development tools and example projects.