Non-BT foot pedal page turn success

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jazaddict
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Non-BT foot pedal page turn success

Post by jazaddict » Tue Dec 13, 2016 5:53 pm

I have discovered that a cheap hardware USB footswitch does exactly what I want within Igigbook on my nexus tablet (Droid).

Its called "Foot Switch FS3-P". I had one for other uses.
I searched ebay and found them for under$25. It requires an additional USB-to-miniUSB adapter as it plugs into the tablets mini USB port.

This unit has 3 pedals that can be programed to send qwerty keys via the included utility disk and your PC.

I programmed it as follows :
Left pedal = up-arrow
Mid pedal = esc
Right pedal = down-arrow

SET VIEWER ....Behaves as follows
RIGHT PEDAL advances to the next page (in the case of 2 pages it goes to page 2, the next press goes to next song)
MID PEDAL escapes to the set list (where u can get to any song in the set, or over to Myscores or the book list)
LEFT PEDAL backs to previous song (if the previous song is a 2 pager, it starts at the first page-after which the right pedal goes to page 2....VERY cool)

MY SCORES
RIGHT PEDAL advances to next page.... If only one page it advances to next score.
MID PEDAL escapes to score list
LEFT PEDAL backs to previous page or previous score

BOOKS
as you'd expect

CONS:
THE tablet sees the pedal as a keyboard, so no virtual keyboard available for typing in SONG SEARCH. This is why the ESC on the MID PEDAL is so important..... At least you can get out to the screens where titles and books and scores are available to touch directly.
The pretty easy workaround is, just unplug the USB cable and the virtual keyboard will display when u touch the search dialog box.

No simultaneous power and pedal.


This eliminates the Bluetooth power drag on the tablet, and the Bluetooth pedal battery concern.

If I understand the iPad pro correctly, the lightening port will allow simultaneous charge and USB use.
Hope the IPad version of Igigbook processes the same qwerty keys..... Phil? Can u confirm?

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Phil Smith
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Re: Non-BT foot pedal page turn success

Post by Phil Smith » Tue Dec 13, 2016 7:30 pm

jazaddict wrote:Hope the IPad version of Igigbook processes the same qwerty keys..... Phil? Can u confirm?
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Re: Non-BT foot pedal page turn success

Post by jazaddict » Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:41 pm

Thanks Phil.

I've since found a simultaneous-charge-device-input Y cable for Android. So this looks really good for me.....and I hope others too.

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