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How to make/find USB Bracelet with programmable buttons?

  1. Feb 13, 2015 #1
    I put my lenovo laptop into yoga mode.

    Can't access the keys very easily, especially shortcuts that require two buttons to be pressed at the same time.

    I've programmed my wacom pen to do a few things but that is only 3 buttons.

    Is there a USB bracelet that will let you program certain buttons to it?

    I feel like something like that should not be difficult to build on my own or have someone build at cost. What would I need to get started?
     
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  3. Feb 13, 2015 #2
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    Or something like a wearable leg keypad that can be turned off and on with a switch.
     
  4. Feb 13, 2015 #3

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  5. Feb 13, 2015 #4
    Here's a start of what would be great

    scrolling through tabs or windows fast
    Ctrl z
    windows D
    Open onenote
    Open pdf annotator
    windows key left (to shift a window left)
    windows key right

    http://www.tcbmi.com/strokeit/
    Funniest name I have heard

    So if I don't want to learn scripts, what would be the next steps to get these kind of shortcuts?

    BTW, I am still curious if anyone has any ideas for the arm/leg bracelet idea. Physical buttons are preferable still.
    Something more elegant than duct taping a USB programmable keypad to your leg. Is there a smarter way to attach a keypad to yourself?
     
  6. Feb 13, 2015 #5

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    Here are some example scripts in autohotkey
    http://www.autohotkey.com/docs/Tutorial.htm
    (someone's introduction)

    Here's someone video on StrokesPlus


    It can be one line to send a set of keystrokes...
    or something larger to do something more elaborate (like click a sequence of GUI buttons on an application)

    By the way, one can also pair a Wii controller though bluetooth and have it trigger (say) an autohotkey script.
     
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