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== Using the Neo1973 as a computer mouse ==
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== Using the smartphone as a computer mouse ==
  
With an accelerometer the Neo1973 can detect how much it is being moved. It can therefore used as a computer mouse. The communication can be either USB or BlueTooth.
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With an accelerometer the smartphone can detect how much it is being moved. It can therefore be used as a computer mouse. The communication can be either USB (using the normal USB mouse protocol) or BlueTooth (is there a normal BlueTooth protocol for the existing BlueTooth mice?).
  
The "mouse" will not require anything to rest on, so it will work in free air. If used in free air, it will probably be useful to have one of the buttons to have the function "ignore input" - just like when you lift a normal mouse from the table. It would be interesting to use this facility when doing a presentation.
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The mouse will not require anything to rest on, so it will work in free air. If used in free air, it will probably be useful to have one of the buttons to have the function "ignore input" - just like when you lift a normal mouse from the table.
  
It would also be good as a mouse for a laptop that you could use instead to lugging round extra hardware. (Satisfied Perry?)
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The mouse buttons will be drawn on the screen.
  
* I'm not sure why you would want to use an expensive cellphone as a mouse when real mice are very cheap [[User:Perry|Perry]] 14:49, 15 February 2007 (CET)
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== Use scenarios ==
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When doing a presentation you can move more freely and are not required to be close to the computer.
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If you travel with your laptop and you prefer using a mouse instead of the builtin pointing device, you will not have to have a bring a mouse in your travel bag: You can use your smartphone that you are probably bringing anyway.
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Advanced usage would make screen on the smartphone dependant on what is on the computer screen. Context sensitive menus could be shown on the mouse.
  
 
== 3D mouse ==
 
== 3D mouse ==
  
With a 3D accelerometer the Neo1973 can even be used as a 3D mouse. Again an "ignore input" is probably needed.
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With a 3D accelerometer the smartphone can even be used as a 3D mouse. Again an "ignore input" button is probably needed.
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* A recently shown 3D-mouse is [http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/mice_pointers/mice/devices/3443&cl=us,en Logitech's MX Air Rechargeable Cordless Air Mouse]
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==Problems==
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==Implementation Ideas==
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There is already usefull software for using a mobile as a remote for your computer.<br>
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See: [http://bemused.sourceforge.net/ bemused] - FOSS remote controll for Series 60/UIQ with some skins and plugins and implementations<br>
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See: [http://irowan.com/romeo/ romeo] - FOSS remote controll for Mac and Sony Ericsson so far<br>
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See: [http://launchpad.net/remotux remotux] - FOSS remote control and keyboard for iPhones<br>
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See: [http://code.google.com/p/air-mouse/ air-mouse] - FOSS mouse for OpenMoko FR<br>
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Or: Use VLC as a remote - AFAIK there is even a J2ME(JavaMicroedition) VLC implementation<br>--[[User:Minime|Minime]] 13:59, 19 February 2007 (CET)
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[edit] Using the smartphone as a computer mouse

With an accelerometer the smartphone can detect how much it is being moved. It can therefore be used as a computer mouse. The communication can be either USB (using the normal USB mouse protocol) or BlueTooth (is there a normal BlueTooth protocol for the existing BlueTooth mice?).

The mouse will not require anything to rest on, so it will work in free air. If used in free air, it will probably be useful to have one of the buttons to have the function "ignore input" - just like when you lift a normal mouse from the table.

The mouse buttons will be drawn on the screen.

[edit] Use scenarios

When doing a presentation you can move more freely and are not required to be close to the computer.

If you travel with your laptop and you prefer using a mouse instead of the builtin pointing device, you will not have to have a bring a mouse in your travel bag: You can use your smartphone that you are probably bringing anyway.

Advanced usage would make screen on the smartphone dependant on what is on the computer screen. Context sensitive menus could be shown on the mouse.

[edit] 3D mouse

With a 3D accelerometer the smartphone can even be used as a 3D mouse. Again an "ignore input" button is probably needed.

[edit] Problems

[edit] Implementation Ideas

There is already usefull software for using a mobile as a remote for your computer.
See: bemused - FOSS remote controll for Series 60/UIQ with some skins and plugins and implementations
See: romeo - FOSS remote controll for Mac and Sony Ericsson so far
See: remotux - FOSS remote control and keyboard for iPhones
See: air-mouse - FOSS mouse for OpenMoko FR
Or: Use VLC as a remote - AFAIK there is even a J2ME(JavaMicroedition) VLC implementation
--Minime 13:59, 19 February 2007 (CET)

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Using the Neo1973 as a computer mouse

With an accelerometer the Neo1973 can detect how much it is being moved. It can therefore used as a computer mouse. The communication can be either USB or BlueTooth.

The "mouse" will not require anything to rest on, so it will work in free air. If used in free air, it will probably be useful to have one of the buttons to have the function "ignore input" - just like when you lift a normal mouse from the table. It would be interesting to use this facility when doing a presentation.

It would also be good as a mouse for a laptop that you could use instead to lugging round extra hardware. (Satisfied Perry?)

  • I'm not sure why you would want to use an expensive cellphone as a mouse when real mice are very cheap Perry 14:49, 15 February 2007 (CET)

3D mouse

With a 3D accelerometer the Neo1973 can even be used as a 3D mouse. Again an "ignore input" is probably needed.