Looking ahead to a future kitchen LED light project, I wanted to prototype something first. I need a few lights for my office desk area so I whipped something up using a laptop touchpad, an RGB light strip and White light strip. Details and pics are on my blog: http://www.plastibots.com/?p=1907.
This time around, I used a complete Nano for the project, but I now have a staging area for future Arduino projects, so I wont need to use the whole Arduino (just need the chip, crystal etc).
Congrats first, this is so cool!!! But I’m here to ask some help for mine.
Which I’m trying to make is more simple but I could never take any data from my touchpads. I’ve got 2 different models but I’m having the same problem with both. These models are:
Synaptics 920-000436-01 Rev A
Synaptics 920-001325-02 Rev A
This is how I connect touchpads to Arduino:
And this my code:
#define MOUSE_DATA 5
#define MOUSE_CLOCK 6
PS2Mouse mouse(MOUSE_CLOCK, MOUSE_DATA, REMOTE);
There is nothing I do here, as you can see. I’m just tyring to see “paris” on serial monitor but it’s not coming. But if I remote “mouse.initialize()”, than it’s coming. What am I doing wrong?
I think your sketch is failing on mouse.initialize. I suggest you download and use my sketch for starters - just clean out the fluff to get a basic response from the touchpad. Also, you are using the PS2Mouse library, and I have the PS2 one. Similar, but I think they are different.
Wow!!! It's working :) I didn't realize that your library isn't PS2Mouse.
I'm tring to make a tv remote which will have only a touchpad on it. It'll have some gestures for some commands like next/prev channel and volume up/down. Now I'll dig in your project to solve this gestures stuff.
Thanks for help...
Glad to hear it worked... I think I had issues with PS2Mouse. Hence the reason for going with the PS2 library.
Do someone got the scheme for the Synaptics 920-000436-01?
The above link is dead....
Thank you very much