recording input from USB port and write to text file

Simon Forman sajmikins at
Wed Aug 19 19:35:59 CEST 2009

On Aug 18, 7:33 pm, Allan <af2... at> wrote:
> Hi! I'm fairly new to Python.  I understand the basics basics but I'm
> been trying to write a simple python code that will let me read input
> data (such as mouse movement) from my USB port and write it in a text
> file and I am so lost.  Can anyone help or direct me to some
> resources?  Thank you!

This isn't exactly what you were looking for, but maybe it will give
you some ideas:

from Tkinter import *

def printMotionEvents(event):
    print "mouse coords: %i x %i" % (event.x, event.y)

t = Tk()
t.bind('<Motion>', printMotionEvents)

This script creates a little Tkinter window and then makes it so that
when you move the mouse over the window the mouse coordinates are
printed to stdout.

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