• 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Cheap? USB Foot pedal
#21
Might be a bit late to the party here but my solution was a Standard USB mouse (with the scroll wheel removed), connected to my Galaxy Tab 4 via an OTG Cable. I then attached a 22mm plastic pipe clip (used to hold central heating pipes to walls etc) to the bottom of the mouse, have the buttons facing you and clip it the one of the feet of my mic stand. You have forward and back and the touch is very delicate and instant. You do need to glance down to get your foot ready but not too difficult. I am looking at converting the mouse to something better as far as finding the button but with it clipped to the mic stand it seems fine.
Reply
#22
I'm using an android galaxy tab 12" and wonder if the usb/charging cable connection can be hooked up to usb pedal? (I connect to the PC through that slot, so I guess I'll need a splitter or a gender bender because the usb end is a male, and the pedal will be a male too. I use the only other slot for micro sd card, and I don't know if that slot can interpret usb data flow, probably not!
Reply
#23
After a lot of faffing around, I abandoned the BT mouse idea. It did work, but every mouse I tried had a built-in timeout. This required a double operation (with a delay whilst the BT receiver recognised it) before it could be used. Basically, this is not the right way to go when there might be a considerable time between one chart and another.

Instead I have invested in an EZ-Key module and installed that on my cheap pedal set. Total cost higher, but still less than buying a commercial BT pedal.

One thing I wasn't expecting - the pedal switches were not mechanical, but optical! Rather caught me on the hop, but I found a couple of micro switches in the bits box and converted two of the pedals to mechanical and that solved the problem. This had a secondary advantage in that I could retain the USB wiring, so the pedals can be used both wired and unwired.
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
Reply
#24
(03-02-2015, 04:54 AM)maintech Wrote: I'm using an android galaxy tab 12" and wonder if the usb/charging cable connection can be hooked up to usb pedal? (I connect to the PC through that slot, so I guess I'll need a splitter or a gender bender because the usb end is a male, and the pedal will be a male too. I use the only other slot for micro sd card, and I don't know if that slot can interpret usb data flow, probably not!

Plug a mouse into the USB port and see if that works.  If it does, then so should a pedal.

Not sure that I understand your description of the gender required?  The pedal will have a full size male connector and the tablet either a full size USB female connector or a mini USB female (not sure which on the Galaxy). 

Mini USB ports are by far the most common, in which case you will need an adaptor - but not a gender bender.
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
Reply
#25
I use one of the BiliPro foot-pedal page turners, plugged in via USB. Effective for forward & back turning, and handy that they have illuminated pads as switches. However, I don't know how they justify the price (about £50 sterling) as they are pretty basic tools, and rather shoddily made in my view.
Reply
#26
(08-07-2015, 09:31 PM)bazza Wrote: .... I don't know how they justify the price ....

That's easy - a limited market place.  How many people would actually need a foot controller?  The manufacturer has to cover his R&D and manufacturing costs and then make a profit from a very limited market base.
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
Reply


Digg   Delicious   Reddit   Facebook   Twitter   StumbleUpon  


Users browsing this thread:
1 Guest(s)


  Theme © 2014 iAndrew  
Powered By MyBB, © 2002-2018 MyBB Group.