Suggestion for bluetooth or wireless foot pedal using arduino

Hi,

Completely new to arduino project.

I just saw two interesting foot pedal project:

  1. One uses teensy (URL: http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:249020) which seems a bit costly and reportedly contains a backdoor, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBj-IW1DO0w) for wired foot pedal,

  2. Another uses bluefruit, Overview and Materials | Bluefruit "BlueFoot" Wireless Foot Switch | Adafruit Learning System for bluetooth connection.

  3. The third is just a simple hack of USB keyboard ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3NxQ60E72k)

  4. I am thinking of creating either a wireless or bluetooth foot pedal to execute commands in cycle with a single foot pedal (like Start/Pause/Stop) or two keypresses together with a single foot pedal press like Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V or Alt+F1 etc.).

  5. Appreciate if you share your inputs to achieve as explained above in 4 using cheaply with an mini arduino with other accessories (I have no idea how wireless) works.

  6. Else, if a cheap device like airmouse (http://www.amazon.com/Lookatool®-Wireless-Keyboard-Control-Android/dp/B019Z6NIV2/ref=sr_1_30?ie=UTF8&qid=1457359191&sr=8-30&keywords=air+mouse) can be used as stated in 3 above?

Thanking you in anticipation.

/gtzen

A Leonardo or Micro (with an Atmega 32U4) can pretend to be a keyboard using the USB connection.

I have no idea how you could make an Arduino pretend to be a Bluetooth keyboard.

...R

Thanks Robin2 for taking time to reply.

A Leonardo or Micro (with an Atmega 32U4) can pretend to be a keyboard using the USB connection.

I will check the pointer.

I have no idea how you could make an Arduino pretend to be a Bluetooth keyboard.

To avoid clutter, as they discuss here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjWBK5Cj69A, but not to that heavy scale. It could be wireless like I described in 6 in OT.

I appreciate inputs from more experienced arduino hackers :wink:

/z

gtzen:
To avoid clutter,

Perhaps their system was not designed by an Arduino hobbyist ?

You could always buy a cheap bluetooth keypoard and connect it to a footswitch (actually maybe that is not a goofy idea)

...R