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RelayKeys - full exe and apps for nrf52840 express
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RelayKeys - full exe and apps for nrf52840 express

by willwade on Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:35 pm

Usually I'm posting inane questions on this forum.. This one is more of something to share. With a LOT of help from @bbx10 and others on this forum we have got a pretty full functioning windows app and RPC server which allows you to use a nrf52840 express as a Bluetooth Keyboard/Mouse emulator.

We have a command line application and the beginnings of a Windowed application for sending keystrokes from one device to another. Our main reason for doing this is to allow individuals we support (such as Mark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ox94YrYtGo&t=22s) who have to operate one computer with a dedicated access solution to access another machine; work computer for example. But - we know others want to do the same thing for other reasons (for example as a replacement to Synergy, or a Wireless KVM).

We would LOVE to try and iron out the bugs (e.g. keyboard layouts) and add a windowed application to track mouse movements to send that over to the feather..(pop your issues here: https://github.com/acecentre/RelayKeys/issues) So if you want to help out please do. Code is currently in python.

(Hastily written) Docs: https://acecentre.github.io/RelayKeys/g ... ction.html
Installer: https://github.com/AceCentre/RelayKeys/releases/latest
Credits: https://acecentre.github.io/RelayKeys/t ... edits.html (I also must give credit to Harold Pimental who we have stolen the name from the original RelayKeys project from: https://haroldpimentel.wordpress.com/2016/09/08/bluetooth-keyboard-switch-with-arduino/)

Thanks Adafruit for creating a awesome board - and community :)

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Re: RelayKeys - full exe and apps for nrf52840 express

by adafruit2 on Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:17 pm

wow amazing, this is great accessability tech!

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Re: RelayKeys - full exe and apps for nrf52840 express

by willwade on Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:27 am

Thanks. I meant to add that the Arduino code is pretty much the example code from adafruit but we’ve added mouse commands. It could replace the standard example code https://github.com/AceCentre/RelayKeys/ ... F52840.ino

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Re: RelayKeys - full exe and apps for nrf52840 express

by benvonhandorf on Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:19 am

This is really interesting, thanks for posting and I'm glad it made it up to the blog!

I'm actually in the middle of building a BLE mouse for a family member with muscular dystrophy who can no longer use a traditional mouse or trackball. I'm using the same nrf52840 feather (at least for prototypes). I'll be browsing your codebase for ideas!

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