New Guide! Wireless BLE Gesture Controlled Mouse @ecken @BlitzCityDIY #CircuitPython #3DPrinting

Liz(BlitzCityDIY) had the idea to make a wirelessly controlled mouse for her media streaming setup and came up with a way to use the Feather Sense with its onboard accelerometer and proximity sensor. Inspired by a motion-controlled TV remote, she wanted to make something similar but with a DIY twist.

Most computers require a mouse to navigate the user interface. In this project, you’ll learn how you can build a mouse that connects via Bluetooth BLE and converts accelerometer readings to mouse cursor movements.

The project is built around the Adafruit Feather nRF52840 Sense. It has BLE connectivity and a lot of onboard sensors. Its accelerometer is used for sending movement data that is converted to move your mouse cursor around the screen.

Learn Guide
https://learn.adafruit.com/ble-wireless-gesture-mouse

Feather Sense
https://www.adafruit.com/product/4516

400mAh Battery
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3898

Slide Switch
https://www.adafruit.com/product/805

M2.5 Hardware Kit
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3299

Silicone Ribbon Wire
https://www.adafruit.com/product/3890






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