[ros-users] PS3joy six axis with bluetooth keyboard and mouse

Blaise Gassend blaise at willowgarage.com
Thu Feb 10 19:11:40 UTC 2011

At least one person has reported success just trying to use their
bluetooth keyboard with ps3joy. My interpretation is that the keyboard
must have been in HID proxy mode, which would get intercepted by the
dongle, and forwarded as a USB connection. If you can get your
keyboard and mouse into HID proxy mode, you should be fine. I have no
idea how to do that, though.

Getting the existing ps3joy.py to coexist with real bluetooth HID
devices is really not an easy option, unfortunately. (I can elaborate
if you want to attack the problem, but it is pretty non-trivial.)

On Thu, Feb 10, 2011 at 10:49 AM, William Woodall <wjwwood at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was just wondering if anyone has tried to use the ps3joy package with a
> bluetooth keyboard and mouse and run into the issue I am having.  The
> instructions on the wiki detail how to allow the ps3 controller to pass
> through the operating system and let the ps3joy.py script access it, but
> that involves disabling all bluetooth input devices.  Does anyone know a
> better way, maybe disabling only the playstation device instead of all
> bluetooth input devices?
> I've looked around on google, but with little success.
> Here are some of the ROS wiki links:
> http://www.ros.org/wiki/ps3joy/KarmicInstructions#Disable_interception_of_HID_devices_by_bluetoothd
> http://www.ros.org/wiki/ps3joy/Tutorials/PairingJoystickAndBluetoothDongle
> Thanks,
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> William Woodall
> Graduate Software Engineering
> Auburn University
> w at auburn.edu
> wjwwood at gmail.com
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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