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Cheaper Bluetooth option
#11
Nut sure if this is helpful,  but my Bluetooth mouse is an: 'e train'   Big Grin

Arie
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#12
(03-08-2015, 09:02 PM)Arie Wrote: Nut sure if this is helpful,  but my Bluetooth mouse is an: 'e train'   Big Grin

Arie

Thanks for that.  The only ones I could find of that marque were wireless, not Bluetooth, but I'll keep looking.
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
Update:

I wasn't very happy with the micro switches I used. They have very little travel and if I only gently pressed the pedal, sometimes it wasn't hard enough and the page didn't change. So I bought these - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251479964616 - the extra travel allowed by the lever action makes it a positive change every time.

Of course, I now have eight spare micro switches, but I expect I'll find a use for them one day Smile .

I've also re-connected the USB, having shortened it to a few inches, so it doesn't get in the way. If I ever need to use it, I just use an extension cable.

No timeout issues and battery life is good, certainly much longer than any gig or rehearsal I've done (and I always re-charge after same) but I would definitely recommend using Li-ion cells from a reputable manufacturer - some of those I had have proved very poor, performance-wise. I only have myself to blame, I forgot the old adage "buy cheap, buy twice". Same goes for chargers, there are some really crap ones out there.
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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#14
One more small mod. I drilled a 2mm hole in the top of the battery housing (and stuck a piece of translucent tape over it (on the inside). This allows me to see the LED on EZ-Key module. I now know if I've paired with the tablet or have lost communication for any reason.
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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#15
(03-06-2015, 04:17 AM)Arie Wrote: Here's another option for a cheap Bluetooth pedal. Easy to make, no need to have any knowledge of electronics, and it works great  Smile 
I'm working in vocational training for disabled teenagers in Egypt. Besides other items we're making Cajons. So I made a Bluetooth pedal in the same style as the Cajons, see attached pictures. I kept the mouse as it was,  I only removed the scroll wheel. There's an opening in the bottom which enables me to switch the mouse on and to change the battery.
 

Good Idea!
I'm planning to do something like this using a bluetooth keyboard from a tablet folio.
I hope I don't run into the time-out issue.  Sad
I could be wrong, it happened once before.
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#16
I spent around US$ 9 to make my pedal.
I bought a simple mouse and made no modification on it. I can still use the mouse normally when I'm not using the Mobile Sheet app.
I just made a MDF box with 2 plates held together by small hinges.
Two pieces of wood shaped curve press the side buttons and I can control the program using the side mouse buttons. (back and forward)
The square in the left pedal serves to press both sides with the right foot without changing the heel position. The left plate moves to the next page and the right starts and stops the  scrolling.
I glued some cork stoppers to keep the mouse in position.
I think the pictures explain better.
The mouse is a bluetooth Vinik B100.
This is my first post. Sorry if I made any mistake

Sorry about my bad english.

Paulo Gomes


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#17
Nice work.
Asus TF700T, os = CROMi-kk_R1 KitKat-4.4.4r2-CM11-US DEODEX, Based on Android 4.4.4
Samsung Note Pro SM-P900 12.2 Android 5.0.2
Nook HD+ OEM
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#18
That's a real cheap solution congratulations! 😀😀

I also thought making a diy Bluetooth pedal with ez fruit key but the coast would have been around 40€ without nice features like low battery led, no fear that it doesn't work because I didn't wrong etc...

So finally, I will buy the airturn ped at 63€ you can find on baxshop with free shipping. As far as I'm concerned, it's worth paying these 20€. ( please correct my English ).

Envoyé de mon LG-D855 en utilisant Tapatalk
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#19
I did it.
Acquired two tablet folios with integrated Bluetooth keyboards for less than $10 each.
Hacked off the extraneous bits of the folio that didn't fit my tablet(s) anyway.
After considering several 'pedal' possibilities, I've settled on the K. I. S. S. option of sticking four rubber 'key extensions' along the bottom row of keys.
I used small rubber stoppers (sliced in two) as the 'key extensions', and blu-tack to stick them to the keys of my choice.,
When applied carefully, the blu-tack holds pretty well...but since it is made to be removable. perhaps some sort of permanent cement would be better in case of clumsy-foot that could knock the nubs loose.
I could be wrong, it happened once before.
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