Questions during usage
Infrared for consumer electronics
For an (incomplete) list of supported IR devices, please have a look at the hardware compatibility list here.
Since the receivers of IR commands are varying very much, it is hard to define a universal range for the FLipMouse. Currently, this page contains some test values to give a coarse overview of the possible ranges.
|Device||Range FLipmouse||Range original remote||Remarks|
|Yamaha HTR-4065||3m, >=4m if directly pointed||>= 4m (limited by the room)||Strong receiver, no direct pointing|
|LG 32LN5758||3m, if directly pointed||>= 4m (limited by the room)||Always needs direct pointing|
|Odroid C1||>= 4m (limited by the room)||>= 4m (limited by the room)||Strong receiver, no direct pointing|
If you can't improve the range to the wanted distance by changing the FLipMouse' direction, it is possible to move the IR LED outside the case, to decrease the distance to the devices. To do this, unsolder the infrared LED (LED5) and extend the leads with any wire. If you use a flat-cable (like old floppy/IDE cables), it is possible to route the wire nearby the USB connector outside. Following pictures show you how to manage that.
Macros allow running a so-called command macro which consists of several individual actions. Thus, a desired sequence of actions can be performed which consists for example of a number of mouse moves, mouse clicks, text inputs or key presses. This action is powerful but also a bit more complicated because the individual actions must be specified in form of so-called AT- commands which are separated by semicolons.
For example: to move the mouse cursor 100 steps to the left and 20 steps up you would use the following macro text:
AT MX 100; AT MY -20
For a list of all supported AT-commands please have a look here. More detailed information on each command is available in the User Manual.
Diese Liste zeigt die aktuell unterstützten Betriebssysteme und die Funktionalität.
|Android||Cable||yes||yes||only via terminal||Only supported, if the device has the OTG feature|
|Android||Bluetooth||yes||yes||no||Bluetooth addon is needed|
|Linux||Cable||yes||yes||only via terminal|
|Linux||Bluetooth||yes||yes||no||Bluetooth addon is needed|
|Windows||Bluetooth||yes||yes||no||Bluetooth addon is needed|
|Mac OSX||Cable||yes||yes||no||El Capitan bug regarding the serial device: https://forum.pjrc.com/threads/31043-Teensyduino-1-26-Beta-1-Available/page2|
| |Mac OSX|Bluetooth|yes|yes|no|Bluetooth addon is needed| |iOS|Cable|no|maybe|no|iOS does not support a mouse at all, maybe not even a cable connected keyboard| |iOS|Bluetooth|no|yes|no|iOS does not support a mouse at all. Bluetooth addon is needed|
Folgende Geräte wurden getestet, wenn sie die FLipMouse unterstützen:
|Lenovo PC||Debian x64||cable||yes||yes||via terminal||should apply to every PC|
|Lenovo PC||Windows 7 x64||cable||yes||yes||yes||should apply to every PC|
|Mac Pro||Mac OS X El Capitan||cable||yes||yes||no||Bug in the serial driver: https://forum.pjrc.com/threads/31043-Teensyduino-1-26-Beta-1-Available/page2|
|Samsung Galaxy S4 mini||Cyanogenmod 13||cable||no||no||no||no OTG...|
|Samsung Galaxy S3||Android 4||cable||yes||yes||no|
|Lenovo Moto G4||Android 6||cable||yes||yes||no|
Infrarotsteuerung - kompatible Geräte
|Yamaha HTR-4065 - HiFi receiver||-|
|LG 32LN5758 - TV||-|
|Luminea - IR controlled light bulb||-|
|August MB300B FM/SD card/USB radio||-|