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Cheap? USB Foot pedal
#11
Hmm, it wounds like some type of setting for the pedal itself? (Just a guess).

I reverted back to the footime/Billipro after trying the bluetooth pedals. So, might be worth it? http://www.wisdomking.com/product/pagescore-turner

[I never bought from this merchant].

Jeff


(07-21-2014, 06:18 PM)gerryfitz Wrote: Yes, I disabled the debounce but it made no difference.

It is connected direct via USB into my tablet.

It does the same on two other tablets, don't know why?
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#12
(07-21-2014, 06:18 PM)gerryfitz Wrote: Yes, I disabled the debounce but it made no difference.

Hmmm ... I would think, all things considered, disabling the de-bounce is the last thing you should be doing. If anything, try increasing the period (although mine is set on 1/4 second and works well).

Virtually all mechanical switches exhibit contact bounce, to one degree or another, and contact bounce is a prime cause of multiple triggering events.
Graeme

1: Samsung 12.2" SM-P900: Android 5.0.2 
2: eSTAR GRAND HD Quad-Core 4G 10.2": Android 5.1 
3: Home-built BT pedal

Some of my music here
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#13
gerryfitz, what kind of tablet(s) do you have and did you buy the USB Game Foot Control Action Switch Pedal? I'll have to look into this... I do have a USB pedal for testing (the bilipro) but I have never seen this behavior before. I'll have to see if it occurs on any of my tablets.

Mike
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#14
Hello,

The two tablets I have tried this on are

@TAB 10", This company have gone into administration and no longer trading so I can't help much.

SumVision Cyclone Voyager II 10"

I bought a USB foot switch, which is made in China, on EBAY, but I think it is primarily intended for gaming?

Gerry
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#15
(07-23-2014, 01:41 AM)gerryfitz Wrote: I bought a USB foot switch, which is made in China, on EBAY, but I think it is primarily intended for gaming?

Mine came from the same source, but I don't think they are specifically intended for anything. Apart From MS*, I use the same pedal when using Transcribe.

*Actually, it's starting to play up a bit on the tablet. I rather suspect the real problem is the mini USB socket, as it has had a lot of mating/un-mating and it's hardly a substantial connector.

Although I have never thought a wireless connection worth the additional cost, I'm going to have a go at converting my pedals to Bluetooth to save any more mechanical wear on the USB port-
Graeme

1: Samsung 12.2" SM-P900: Android 5.0.2 
2: eSTAR GRAND HD Quad-Core 4G 10.2": Android 5.1 
3: Home-built BT pedal

Some of my music here
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#16
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#17
Rather than buying one of the commercial offerings (and being a cheapskate) I'm first going to try and add BT capability to my existing pedals.

Originally, I bought the 3 pedal unit, knowing I would need forward and back and believing I would find a use for the 3rd pedal at some time. In practice, I find I really have no use for that 3rd switch. So I am going to physically remove it from the board.

I've ordered a cheap BT mouse on eBay, which I intend to gut and then remount on the board, in place of the removed pedal. The remaining two pedals are rewired to the left and right buttons of the mouse electronics.

If this works (and I see no reason why it wouldn't) then I have a BT pedal system for about 25 euros Smile . That's a considerable saving over the commercial units.
Graeme

1: Samsung 12.2" SM-P900: Android 5.0.2 
2: eSTAR GRAND HD Quad-Core 4G 10.2": Android 5.1 
3: Home-built BT pedal

Some of my music here
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#18
I am hoping I never have this problem because I could not get bluetooth to work right (page would not turn when I hit pedal).

(Does anyone still have this problem?)

The USB connection has been rock solid.

Jeff
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#19
My USB problem is mechanical, rather that electrical. When it works, it works very well, but it is a bit hit and miss - and that's not something I would want to happen during a gig.

I experimented with the Bluetooth link using a BT keyboard and that seems to work very well. The next step is using a BT mouse, when it arrives from China Smile . If I can't make it work, I'm only out of pocket to the tune of 5 euros, but I thought it was worth a punt. I'll report back when everything is here and I've had a chance to play with it.
Graeme

1: Samsung 12.2" SM-P900: Android 5.0.2 
2: eSTAR GRAND HD Quad-Core 4G 10.2": Android 5.1 
3: Home-built BT pedal

Some of my music here
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#20
This is a BT solution, not USB, but it is indeed cheap-
- a $9 bluetooth mouse from ebay
- put opaque tape over the laser eye underneath
- put it on top of a little "sticky mat" - sold in most home goods stores for the bottom of drawers, etc etc etc.
- if you're on carpet, put the mouse+mat on top of a small piece of plywood, so it doesn't move around too much relative to your foot.

Hopefully, sometime soon, somebody who makes a mouse will figure this out too. If they put another $1 worth of plastic onto a mouse and make it slightly "floor friendly", and raise the price to cover that and not too terribly much more, they will make a lot of money providing a basic, serviceable, and very economical foot switch. Hard to patent or protect but a useful and profitable product delivering great value. Mike maybe that's something you can do, and get something back from it??
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