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Idea: USB keyboard
#1
Just an idea :

Can we remote control Moode audio with a normal USB keyboard ?

The goal isn't to use a real keyboard...
The goal is to dissassemble an old PC keyboard, remove case, keys and everything except the little print board (and USB cable).
Connect it to Raspberry and solder some pusbuttons to the keyboard print board in such a way that the print board see the letter A B C or anything else.
Then pressing the first pushbutton for Play/Stop, second for Next, third pushbutton for Forward, 4 : Volume+, 5 : Volume- and so on.
Anybody test this ?
Any suugestion? idea ?
A low cost and simple way to ad pushbuttons on the raspberry music reader case.
Is there a direct way or a simple trick to remote Moode with keyboard ?
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#2
(05-16-2020, 05:57 PM)hpspt Wrote: Just an idea :

Can we remote control Moode audio with a normal USB keyboard ?

The goal isn't to use a real keyboard...
The goal is to dissassemble an old PC keyboard, remove case, keys and everything except the little print board (and USB cable).
Connect it to Raspberry and solder some pusbuttons to the keyboard print board in such a way that the print board see the letter A B C or anything else.
Then pressing the first pushbutton for Play/Stop, second for Next, third pushbutton for Forward, 4 : Volume+, 5 : Volume- and so on.
Anybody test this ?
Any suugestion? idea ?
A low cost and simple way to ad pushbuttons on the raspberry music reader case.
Is there a direct way or a simple trick to remote Moode with keyboard ?


This usage is no different in principle from the various USB controllers we've already tested with moOde and either Python helper scripts (the old way) or triggerhappy (the new way). Just another configuration file for triggerhappy and you'll be good to go.

Regards,
Kent
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#3
@hpspt    why pull a keyboard apart ?
Just use a numberpad and triggerhappy as Kent suggests.
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#4
(05-16-2020, 07:59 PM)DRONE7 Wrote: @hpspt    why pull a keyboard apart ?
Just use a numberpad and triggerhappy as Kent suggests.

Because I have a lot of old free keyboards and I have no numberpad.   (And the keyboard printed board is the same size as the numberpad printed board are the same size)
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#5
(05-16-2020, 10:00 PM)hpspt Wrote:
(05-16-2020, 07:59 PM)DRONE7 Wrote: @hpspt    why pull a keyboard apart ?
Just use a numberpad and triggerhappy as Kent suggests.

Because I have a lot of old free keyboards and I have no numberpad.   (And the keyboard printed board is the same size as the numberpad printed board are the same size)

Numberpads turn up at thrift shops here, barely used, at around US$1.50 .
While I accept that is not free it is a very cheap instant solve. Plug it in, configure and go.

Were it me contemplating dismantling and re-purposing keyboards then I would rather put my  time to some other endeavor....like listening to music !! :-)

I wish you all the best in your construction and let's see a picture when you finish it.

~bob
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