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A tool for searching and managing plug-and-play devices

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Python device manager for plug-and-play devices. The DeviceManager allows you to search for connected devices and you can store them into a dicitonary by a user-defined name. By this, you will never have to guess the device's address again. The DeviceManager will search for updated addresses automatically. So you will always know your device's address, even if it got a new address after it was disconnected and reconnected. For this purpose, the DeviceManager is also serializable into a JSON-file. So your devices are not only stored within the session but also beyond and you have the ability to share your device dictionaries with your colleagues.

Currently supported device types are:

  • USB devices
  • Ethernet/LAN devices


To install the DeviceManager, perform the following steps:

  1. Clone this repository
git clone
  1. Navigate to the cloned repository
cd DeviceManager
  1. Install the project

    • To install the DeviceManager, you need to know if you want to use the nmap-functionality. If not, install the package like this:

      $ pip3 install .
    • If you want to use nmap to get better results when searching for network devices, use this:

      $ pip3 install .[nmap]

      To use the nmap-functionality the nmap-software is required additionally:

    On linux you eventually need to use the commands pip3 or python3 instead of pip or python.


You can find a documentation on how to setup and use the DeviceManager on readthedocs. There you will also find some examples, the API documentation on more...

Some useful example notebooks are located at docs/source/examples.

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