Great little bluetooth controller for Max [sharing]
May 31 2015 | 2:21 am
A long time ago on a fun, rambling thread at https://cycling74.com/forums/bluetooth-clickers-and-max/ I wrote:
"If I could wave a magic wand and have exactly what I wanted I’d have a slap bracelet with 3 or 4 buttons on it that transmit bluetooth messages to Max that are detected as key presses or something."
Well, there's no magic wand required. Black Powder Media have created the near-as-damn-it perfect device, the iMpulse Controller: http://www.impulsecontroller.com/
Bluetooth, rechargeable battery, small and neat, i.e. small enough to attach to one's arm with something like a wrist sweatband and velcro, pairs very easily with the Mac, compatible with OS X, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android. It has a navigation pad plus 5 buttons on the front, and 2 buttons on the back. One button turns it on/off and controls mode, leaving the others to transmit bluetooth messages to Max.
It has a few modes (including key finder!) and I've left mine in the one that transmits left, right, up, down, m, v, w and a (plus n and u on the back but I won't be using them). [key] and [keyup] have absolutely no trouble responding to all the messages.
It's a GREAT little find that I imagine could be very useful for many Maxers. =:-)