Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Onyx Boox

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-02-2021, 11:38 AM   #16
arooni
Addict
arooni began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 254
Karma: 26
Join Date: Jul 2012
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 4 (2018)
For anyone who has the official boox remote does it work with third party apps as page up/down like

Brave
Einkbro
Koreader
Inoreader
Scribd
Nytimes
Blinkist


Many thanks !!
arooni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2021, 04:24 PM   #17
Renate
Addict
Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 290
Karma: 4440647
Join Date: Feb 2012
Device: Nook NST, Glow2, 3, 4, Kobo Aura2, Poke3
Quote:
Originally Posted by arooni View Post
For anyone who has the official boox remote does it work with third party apps...
We've not had a report from anyone yet. Earlier in this thread I presumed what keycodes the lower section of the Boox Remoter generates based on what keycodes the Onyx itself supports. I don't know exactly what keycodes the 5 way control on the top does. Could someone check using my UsbMode.apk (in the sig)?

If rooted, you can remap scancodes-keycodes per peripheral under /system/usr/keylayout using the VID/PID (also for Bluetooth devices). You can modify your app too. Also Button Mapper.
Renate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2021, 05:50 PM   #18
arooni
Addict
arooni began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 254
Karma: 26
Join Date: Jul 2012
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 4 (2018)
Speaking of button mapper I can't get it for the life of me to remap the volume control buttons on my nova air to be page up and page down. Was anyone successful at this ?

Also experimented with tasker without luck
arooni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2021, 05:55 PM   #19
pazos
cosiñeiro
pazos ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pazos ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pazos ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pazos ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pazos ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pazos ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pazos ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pazos ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pazos ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pazos ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pazos ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 904
Karma: 1402765
Join Date: Apr 2014
Device: BQ Cervantes 4
For KOReader you can remap all buttons except for home button (maybe back too, I don't remember). You just need the keycodes posted by Renate in https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...13&postcount=6 and a custom keymap following the instructions in https://github.com/koreader/koreader...customize-keys

The numbers of the left are keycodes. The strings on the right are "known" actions. You can see defaults in https://github.com/koreader/koreader.../event_map.lua.
pazos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2021, 05:12 PM   #20
Renate
Addict
Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 290
Karma: 4440647
Join Date: Feb 2012
Device: Nook NST, Glow2, 3, 4, Kobo Aura2, Poke3
Here's my latest project, although I'm still fighting with software fine-tuning. This pedal is mostly for guitar playing in the park, something small I can throw in my pack.

The original is an MAudio wired foot pedal. It sells for about $10. I kind of like the metal and the size but you have to make a few mods to use this for Bluetooth.
  • I replaced the simple wire contact switch with a microswitch
  • Removed the output cable
  • Ground down a post and glued in a dual AAA battery holder
  • Installed the Bluetooth circuit board
  • Ground the nub of the power (formerly polarity) switch down to half its height so that the power wouldn't accidentally get turned on.
  • Installed an LED in the back to indicate pairing
  • Cut an opening in the top of the pedal for the BluRays to escape
  • Replaced the original top tread with a thicker rubber one (because of the new hole)
Except for that, it's the same as stock.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	maudio1.jpg
Views:	24
Size:	192.0 KB
ID:	189537   Click image for larger version

Name:	maudio2.jpg
Views:	21
Size:	99.1 KB
ID:	189538  
Renate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2021, 08:35 PM   #21
Nursken
Junior Member
Nursken began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 4
Karma: 10
Join Date: Sep 2021
Location: Iowa
Device: Boox Note3


Thought I would give this a try. Found it here.
Nursken is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-10-2021, 05:39 AM   #22
Renate
Addict
Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 290
Karma: 4440647
Join Date: Feb 2012
Device: Nook NST, Glow2, 3, 4, Kobo Aura2, Poke3
That looks like it was designed by Klingons. $40 is a bit pricey.

Please give us a report of the keycodes it generates when it comes in.
Renate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2021, 10:07 PM   #23
Renate
Addict
Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 290
Karma: 4440647
Join Date: Feb 2012
Device: Nook NST, Glow2, 3, 4, Kobo Aura2, Poke3
So, the next chapter of the saga...

I want to make my own clicker. I ordered some cases, they are the Serpac CA-4-4B (4 button). I was quite pleased when they showed up. They have 4 buttons in a weird Klingon-ish pattern but widely spaced. I think this will be a big improvement on those 5-way switches that are so tiny and it's easy to hit up and right at the same time. This is just the case, I'm working on the PCB.

The software is all working out well. I also retrofited an iRig BlueBoard and I'm quite pleased with it. I don't need to use a translator app to make it work with things and the button backlight is easier to turn on with a press on the outer two buttons (instead of having to go to some app and hit a slider).

Edit: So I did the board design, hit Enter and now the design is at the fab. I hope it gets here soon.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	bt_case.jpg
Views:	11
Size:	209.9 KB
ID:	189715   Click image for larger version

Name:	yellowboard.jpg
Views:	9
Size:	195.9 KB
ID:	189716   Click image for larger version

Name:	yellowboard2.jpg
Views:	10
Size:	338.8 KB
ID:	189717  

Last edited by Renate; 10-22-2021 at 03:39 PM.
Renate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2021, 05:51 PM   #24
Renate
Addict
Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 290
Karma: 4440647
Join Date: Feb 2012
Device: Nook NST, Glow2, 3, 4, Kobo Aura2, Poke3
They do make it tough to check the battery on your Bluetooth devices.

Android was late to the game and they initially made checking of the batteries in your Bluetooth headphones years after Apple. They weren't thinking much of keyboards or mice or anything else. In the Android stock Settings you can click on a Bluetooth device and if it's a headset that takes phone calls it will display the battery level. Why can't it be a headphone that you only use for playing music or why not a keyboard? The devil only knows. In the latest Android source it should support everything else but it's not in the 3.1 software on my Poke 3.

There is an app (which I haven't even tried) called BatOn which should work. Why do we even have to have separate apps for what should be in the OS? Ok, so I wrote my own stupid app instead. It works fine for my stuff (i.e. stuff I wrote firmware for) but not for a commercial headset, a keyboard and a clicker. It's not clear if they are simply missing BAS service (the service that reports battery level) or what.

(The TestBed is at 100% because it's running on a power supply.)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	battery.png
Views:	5
Size:	33.4 KB
ID:	189809  
Renate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 02:15 PM   #25
arooni
Addict
arooni began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 254
Karma: 26
Join Date: Jul 2012
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 4 (2018)
Quote:
Originally Posted by arooni View Post
For anyone who has the official boox remote does it work with third party apps as page up/down like

Brave
Einkbro
Koreader
Inoreader
Scribd
Nytimes
Blinkist


Many thanks !!
Love my new boox remote to go with my nova air. This combined with my lazy person aluminum tablet mount by my bed makes hands free reading a dream.

Luckily enough the remote works with KoReader pretty well! Yay!

However, when trying it say within

eInkBro, it doesn't seem to scroll (come on bro),
Brave it scrolls but no repeater option so you have to tap down directional arrow each time you want to scroll
Inoreader -- same thing; one line per tap, no repeat setting
Nytimes -- a bit better than inoreader but still no repeat setting
I already left feedback via the the settings menu that repeat settings would be nice. But overall, a great device that completes something I've wanted for awhile -- truly remote page turns so my book doesn't shake when it's mounted or on a stand and I want to change the page.

let the lazy reading commence!

PS: ideally i could remap the small arrow key that down is mapped to in certain apps and map it to page down instead.

Last edited by arooni; Yesterday at 02:33 PM.
arooni is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Yesterday, 03:10 PM   #26
Renate
Addict
Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Renate ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 290
Karma: 4440647
Join Date: Feb 2012
Device: Nook NST, Glow2, 3, 4, Kobo Aura2, Poke3
Quote:
Originally Posted by arooni View Post
Love my new boox remote...
Could you do me a favor? Could you check what codes it's generating. There is an app called UsbMode.apk (in my signature) that can tell you what codes it's generating. The 5 way buttons remain a mystery. The control ones that do F1-12 codes are speculated earlier in this thread, but you could document which symbol on the remote goes to what.
Renate is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
clicker

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Unutterably Silly Love or Hate DrDln Lounge 32 10-02-2012 09:39 AM
Which Holiday do you hate/love the most? kennyc Lounge 25 10-30-2010 02:08 PM
Gen3 What do you love/hate about your Cybook - G3? Rique Bookeen 66 09-09-2009 01:11 PM
My love and hate stevierg Amazon Kindle 9 03-01-2009 01:19 AM
Love it or hate it? grimo1re Lounge 9 08-03-2008 05:38 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:35 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.