Python USB control on Windows 7?

Michael Torrie torriem at
Sun Dec 23 22:14:08 CET 2012

On 12/23/2012 11:11 AM, Duncan Booth wrote:
> So far as I can tell Windows doesn't let you turn the ports on and off. I 
> found some suggestion that by connecting it to a powered hub it may be 
> possible to toggle the hub power on and off but that many hubs don't bother 
> implementing the functionality.
> Thanks anyway.

Or you might have more fun if you cut off the USB plug, and drive the
thing directly using an Arduino board.  You can use the USB serial port
on it to prgrammatically turn the thing on and off from your computer,
or a billion other possible things.

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