send bluetooth key commands to ipad

    May 25 2013 | 2:04 pm
    hi - basically want to emulate a bluetooth keyboard and send ascii to an ipad from Max. I know i need to use serial to do it but am a bit stuck. Any ideas?

    • May 27 2013 | 10:27 pm
      friendly bump - thanks!
    • May 28 2013 | 4:33 pm
      seems to me you're going to have to go pretty deep into the bluetooth protocol.. your computer will say it's a computer when it connects on bluetooth - not a keyboard. You'll have to make it pretend it's a keyboard, I have no idea how you'd do that: and I'd imagine it's a bit outside the realm of Max/MSP - although nothing seems to be out of the realm of Max MSP really, at least not on this forum.
      I do know that bluetooth devices communicate a list of 'services' they offer: you may be able to find a way of having your computer add the keyboard 'service' so your Ipad allows it to connect as a keyboard.
      I imagine that those people that actually develop bluetooth keyboards need to do that to test their stuff: you may be able to find something if you look at bluetooth developer forums.
      That's just me thinking along, I actually have no experience in this area...
    • May 29 2013 | 3:18 am
      thanks - probably deeper than i can dive right now! ;)
      i took the easy way out and am using this in conjunction with osculator - works well!