2017-10-29 (Su) Vector Editing Keyboard OpenVectorKB UPGRADED

More and more uses for the OpenVectorKB have been found and programmed. It seemed like a neat idea for help while programming in OpenSCAD. Then, it seemed logical to program it to act like a mouse. While it I was at it, why not arrow keys (the most all-around helpful). Recently, I wanted to add compatibility to VLC.

VLC media player has a few ways to skip around in the video timeline. It’s possible to click on the timeline with the pointer and it will jump to that point. Pressing Ctrl+T in the Windows edition allows numeric entry for the desired time.

The commands of interest for the OpenVectorKB were the arrow keys combined with modifier keys.
Ctrl+→ or Ctrl+← will move the video forward or back one minute.
Alt+→ or Alt+← will move the video forward or back ten seconds.
Shift+→ or Shift+← will move the video forward or back three seconds.
These commands were mapped to the encoders of the keyboard so that the timeline can be easily navigated by twisting knobs. Each knob changes a different scale, the top knob moves one minute at a time while the bottom knob moves three seconds at a time. Any of the knobs can be pressed and twisted to double the time changed.

New button functions

The magnitude/precision knob controls volume. Pressing this will mute the player. These volume controls are independent of the Windows volume control. A short video demonstrating these functions was made and narrated.

Narrated video


The rest of the posts for this project have been arranged by date

First time here?

Completed projects from year 1 
Completed projects from year 2
Completed projects from year 3

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2017-10-20 (Th)


  1. Thank you, everyone, for the link reports!
    Dropbox switched how they allow files to be accessed from outside which broke a lot of my links and really steamed me. So, guess who will be switching to GitHub from now on.


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