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Replacement for Bluefruit EZ-key?
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Replacement for Bluefruit EZ-key?

by PHALUSKA on Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:10 am

Hi- I saw the this posting and wanted to construct a similar thing, but actually build the buttons on a custom guitar I am building to control music software (Logic) wirelessly.

https://learn.adafruit.com/ez-key-wirel ... d-supplied

...but I see the Bluefruit EZ-key is discontinued. Is there a replacement? Or suggestions of an alternative way I can send either Midi signals or keystrokes to my Mac using Bluetooth? Would love to have 6 or so buttons.

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Re: Replacement for Bluefruit EZ-key?

by Spectral75 on Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:44 am

I’m interested in the same thing, is there an alternative to the EZ-Key device?

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Re: Replacement for Bluefruit EZ-key?

by swedishpiehole on Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:42 pm

Same here. I posed the question in another thread about a month ago thinking Adafruit was active on these forums to answer questions. I wonder why they discontinued this product without any replacement. Anyway Adafruit, please chime in!

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Re: Replacement for Bluefruit EZ-key?

by chniyeba on Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:40 pm

Been looking for alternative for a month and haven't found hope there's Adafruit support staff that can answer us.

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Re: Replacement for Bluefruit EZ-key?

by PHALUSKA on Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:30 pm

Would be helpful even to know if there is not a replacement! But no response is frustrating...

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Re: Replacement for Bluefruit EZ-key?

by franklin97355 on Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:09 pm

There is no replacement for the EZ-key from Adafruit, sorry.

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Re: Replacement for Bluefruit EZ-key?

by adafruit2 on Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:41 am

we have a guide on ble MIDI using a feather, its not the same but you can do some wireless signal-sending
https://learn.adafruit.com/web-ble-midi

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Re: Replacement for Bluefruit EZ-key?

by damage on Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:04 pm

Kinda interesting coincidence that everyone is asking about this at the same time with similar use cases. I came here to ask the same thing and found this thread. My use case is similar to some previously stated here. I wanted to use it to build a "stomp box" that would send keyboard strokes to my laptop in order to trigger event's in software running on the laptop that may not be midi compatible. Kind of a shame it's been discontinued :(. Is there a way to emulate it's functionality using one of the BT LE "Friends" such as https://www.adafruit.com/product/2633?

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Re: Replacement for Bluefruit EZ-key?

by Spectral75 on Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:09 pm

I think you have to use one of the Feather Bluefruit units to do it, I wanted the EZ—Key as you didn’t need to be good a programming, as I haven’t done any since university 20+yrs ago

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Re: Replacement for Bluefruit EZ-key?

by swedishpiehole on Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:42 am

franklin97355 wrote:There is no replacement for the EZ-key from Adafruit, sorry.


Is there any particular reason it has been discontinued with no replacement? Seems odd, considering the apparent demand for it.

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Re: Replacement for Bluefruit EZ-key?

by franklin97355 on Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:06 am

The module maker stopped making them. we don't have an alternative at this time.

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