[Community] phone as keyboard

Sebastian Krzyszkowiak dos at dosowisko.net
Thu May 1 13:40:56 CEST 2014

On Thu, May 1, 2014 at 1:35 PM, Boudewijn <wankelwankel at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> For quite a while I have been thinking about how a keyboard should fit
> myself. On the one hand I was leaning towards data-glove+chording-type for
> mobile, on the other hand some custom printed ergonomic board with nice
> switches and stuff.
> Of course it should have some processing power for macros, a variety of ways
> to connect to a system (USB and bluetooth come to mind), and perhaps a small
> amoled for when programming the macros. The somewhat mobile idea should
> connect to the phone (in various incarnations) or to a PC. I came to think
> that once the phone is connected, the board itself does not need a screen or
> so much processing power.
> Finally, I guessed the phone could perhaps offer itself as a
> bluetooth-keyboard to a PC (after receiving input from the actual keyboard).
> Extending that, I thought one could use "some old Freerunner lying around
> somewhere" as a keyboard to a GTA04, using an onscreen keyboard.
> Has anyone experience using the phone as a keyboard for another system? (I
> did use my Freerunner as a mouse, but because of the diagonal placement of
> the accelerometer it was difficult to use..)
> Best regards,
> Boudewijn

You might want to try to resurrect old ReMoko project :)


Sebastian Krzyszkowiak, dos

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