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Offline KHAANNN

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Is there a Universal Bluetooth Add-On out there?
« on: Mon, 29 June 2020, 10:45:14 »
Like TMK's USB-USB converter, the idea is to minimally add Bluetooth + Li-Po to existing keyboards out there

The design I have in mind is very primitive, you patch the controller + li-po side by side to the underside of most keyboards with feet, for the ones that don't have feet, just put them inside and peek the antenna out - the connectors would be thin ones, and I'm guessing from the # of keyboards out there, the highest demand would be a mini-b solution

A good bonus would be to have reprogrammability like the TMK USB-USB converter

Does it sound doable? Does it already exist?
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Offline Tactile

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Re: Is there a Universal Bluetooth Add-On out there?
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 29 June 2020, 11:13:18 »
Here's one but I'll bet there are a lot more out there.

http://handheldsci.com/kb/

Offline JCraftCables

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Re: Is there a Universal Bluetooth Add-On out there?
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 02:32:03 »
It would be really cool to be able to plug in an external bluetooth chip into the existing port on any keyboard to make it wireless!

Offline Applet

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Re: Is there a Universal Bluetooth Add-On out there?
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 03 July 2020, 07:39:58 »
The problem is that the controller inside the keyboard probably consumes power continuously, so you most likely wont get great batterylife. Totally doable tho.