Puppy Linux Discussion Forum Forum Index Puppy Linux Discussion Forum
Puppy HOME page : puppylinux.com
"THE" alternative forum : puppylinux.info
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

The time now is Tue 16 Sep 2014, 01:16
All times are UTC - 4
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Puppy Projects
SwitchPup - puplet for the severely disabled
Moderators: Flash, JohnMurga
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
Page 2 of 6 [79 Posts]   Goto page: Previous 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Next
Author Message
greengeek

Joined: 20 Jul 2010
Posts: 2538
Location: New Zealand

PostPosted: Wed 10 Apr 2013, 16:09    Post subject:  

Updated first post to add a new version of SwitchPup radar using SFRs radar1b script which has an "xvkbd" mode to automatically scan over the keyboard, and also has the gui for finetuning radar parameters.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
greengeek

Joined: 20 Jul 2010
Posts: 2538
Location: New Zealand

PostPosted: Wed 10 Apr 2013, 16:15    Post subject:  

darkcity wrote:
Could this pup be adapted to work with a game controller. Also, is there a program for zooming in to the part of the screen? the best I've seen is a hack using xrandr modes.
Hmmm, good ideas. I think some sort of "Joystick_Pup" would be a great idea.

With regard to the zoom function, all I can think of at the moment is the slide control at the bottom right of recent Opera browsers - it does a fantastic job of smoothly zooming what you are viewing in the browser. This control is active in the version of Opera that is included in these Switch_Pups, so may be worth a look. I recommend the new version I have just added (first post). (Also worth installing the Opera font pet I have included in /root - just doubleclick then use "menu, restart WM")

When I get back on deck I will follow up with the idea of a joystick pup. I like the idea.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
greengeek

Joined: 20 Jul 2010
Posts: 2538
Location: New Zealand

PostPosted: Thu 11 Apr 2013, 14:56    Post subject:  

My apologies to the person who downloaded the radar version which had the radar screen at lower left - I had forgotten about that interfering with the main menu. I have reverted to the previous version with radar at bottom right. If the user wants a different position it is possible to use the radar config gui to move the radar screen to bottom centre, which allows better visibility of scroll bars and the Opera zoom slider.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
standard7452

Joined: 25 Feb 2013
Posts: 15

PostPosted: Tue 16 Apr 2013, 10:31    Post subject:  

Hello,

I have been away for awhile bc of family stuff, but I am in the process of creating videos about how to make the actual switch on the cheap

How can I help with switch pup at this point?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
greengeek

Joined: 20 Jul 2010
Posts: 2538
Location: New Zealand

PostPosted: Tue 02 Jul 2013, 16:15    Post subject:  

Added a new thread containing a tutorial for the oneswitch keyboard modification here:
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=711282#711282
13Fit_socket_and_resistor.JPG
 Description   
 Filesize   114.17 KB
 Viewed   249 Time(s)

13Fit_socket_and_resistor.JPG

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
greengeek

Joined: 20 Jul 2010
Posts: 2538
Location: New Zealand

PostPosted: Thu 04 Jul 2013, 16:12    Post subject:
Subject description: USB interface derived from rollable silicon keyboard
 

Added some easier variants to the keyboard mod thread:
OneSwitch usb interface.JPG
 Description   
 Filesize   135.67 KB
 Viewed   96 Time(s)

OneSwitch usb interface.JPG

07Finished_.JPG
 Description   
 Filesize   51.41 KB
 Viewed   233 Time(s)

07Finished_.JPG


Last edited by greengeek on Mon 29 Jul 2013, 16:19; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
mikeslr


Joined: 16 Jun 2008
Posts: 781
Location: Union New Jersey USA

PostPosted: Tue 09 Jul 2013, 19:07    Post subject: Hotkey "Cheatsheet" Help pet  

Hi all,

Just a note that I've posted a Hotkey Help pet. It may help users to accomplish tasks with a minimum of time and effort. http://murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=712482#712482

mikesLr
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
greengeek

Joined: 20 Jul 2010
Posts: 2538
Location: New Zealand

PostPosted: Thu 18 Jul 2013, 16:29    Post subject:  

Updated the third post on page 1 to add an "Autostart" version which allows the disabled user to get going without waiting for someone to run configuration utilities.

Just boot the PC with the Autostart switchpup CD in the drive and wait for the desktop to arrive. This particular version is "RAM only" so does not try to load a savefile. This is done to ensure that this version can be tested and finetuned to be as useful on as many systems as possible - I need to know what it boots on and how it operates without savefile additions clouding the picture.

I will add a savefile compatible version later when I have ironed out any bugs with the basic autostart pup.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
ETP


Joined: 19 Oct 2010
Posts: 537
Location: UK

PostPosted: Fri 19 Jul 2013, 15:34    Post subject: "Autostart" version  

Hi greengeek,

Downloading now & will test tomorrow. Smile
You may want to add an issue date to the third post on page 1 as it could be confusing for anyone new to the thread.

_________________
Regards ETP
Accessibility Pups: -- Magoo -- The Pup With No Name -- MouseCam -- Obedient
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
greengeek

Joined: 20 Jul 2010
Posts: 2538
Location: New Zealand

PostPosted: Fri 19 Jul 2013, 18:59    Post subject:  

Thanks ETP, good suggestion.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
ETP


Joined: 19 Oct 2010
Posts: 537
Location: UK

PostPosted: Sun 21 Jul 2013, 05:07    Post subject: Testing "Autostart" version  

Hi Greengeek,

No issues came to light on my kit(Pentium D with 1GB of DDR2 Ram),the main components of which date from 2005.
The display on my more recent IPS panel (1920x1080) was fine, with the nouveau driver automatically providing that resolution plus acceleration.
The Abiword window size was also o/k.

Providing everyone is happy with the US k/b layout, it all looks good. Smile

_________________
Regards ETP
Accessibility Pups: -- Magoo -- The Pup With No Name -- MouseCam -- Obedient
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
greengeek

Joined: 20 Jul 2010
Posts: 2538
Location: New Zealand

PostPosted: Sun 21 Jul 2013, 14:11    Post subject:  

Thanks very much for testing it ETP - good to know that it works on some other hardware too. I realise the default choice of US keyboard and language will be unsuitable for many, but I am also working on another version which allows the disabled user to choose other keyboard layouts and languages etc by themselves.

I am trialling various ways to have radar start early enough for the user to interact with the firstrun screens, so they can tailor the setup exactly as they want. Then once I've got that sorted I want to graft in some of the features in your mousecam pup (eg: dictation interface and better browser etc...)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
greengeek

Joined: 20 Jul 2010
Posts: 2538
Location: New Zealand

PostPosted: Fri 26 Jul 2013, 05:28    Post subject:  

Added new version of the AutoStart iso (see post 3 on first page). This contains the "keyhunter" script from SFR which means that the hotpluggable usb keyboard oneswitch interface can be used in any port and keyhunter will automatically detect which "event number" and "keycode" it needs to use.

This makes it very easy for the disabled user to get online and in charge of the PC without external help (other than putting the CD in the drive in the first place...).

Very keen to hear of any bugs so I can sort them and then add extra functionality and extra versions of the keyboard etc.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
greengeek

Joined: 20 Jul 2010
Posts: 2538
Location: New Zealand

PostPosted: Mon 29 Jul 2013, 05:20    Post subject:  

Added a new version (see page 1 first post) which starts Radar early on so that the disabled user is able to interact directly with the firstrun screens to set the system up for the language and keyboard layout they want, without having to wait for someone else to do the setup.

Contains SFR's "Keyhunter" script so that it is able to detect whether you are using the internal keyboard, an external keyboard or usb interface such as the one in my Keyboard mod thread. Radar-config settings get modified automatically so that the disabled user has the best chance of getting started without waiting for external expertise.

Create savefile at shutdown if you want a permanent install.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Ted Dog


Joined: 13 Sep 2005
Posts: 2325
Location: Heart of Texas

PostPosted: Mon 29 Jul 2013, 15:35    Post subject:  

Thats cutting it close, demo with MDA Dr in a few hours! And again on Thursday for a crowd. Confused

Hope it does't crash hard Wink
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message 
Display posts from previous:   Sort by:   
Page 2 of 6 [79 Posts]   Goto page: Previous 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Next
Post new topic   Reply to topic View previous topic :: View next topic
 Forum index » Advanced Topics » Puppy Projects
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
[ Time: 0.0924s ][ Queries: 13 (0.0200s) ][ GZIP on ]