recording input from USB port and write to text file

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Wed Aug 19 22:46:43 CEST 2009

Simon Forman schrieb:
> 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)
> t.mainloop()
> 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.

If it has focus.

The overall problem is hard - see e.g. this:


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