Saturday, January 10, 2009

Pedal for Code Assist

Following many complains about unusability of code assist in Eclipse I thought about some interesting construction... Just imaging yourself: your fingers are always free for writing code! No more embarassing CTRL+space shortcuts! Just connect your pedal to the computer, and configure it in the Eclipse preferences:



Do you think this idea can be developed? :)

5 comments:

Chris Aniszczyk (zx) said...

That's hilarious. Comedy gets you through life ;)

Seva (Wsevolod) Lapsha said...

lol

Scratsh said...

Fun and maybe practical but... who has pedals??

Anonymous said...

Here's a how-to write driver in Java for USB pedal. Only for Windows, though...

jeremiah said...

if CTRL+Space weren't already an easy key combination, this could be a really good idea.

Take the guts out of a USB keyboard (virtually platform independent), work out which connections need to be made to replicate whatever key combinations you require, and wire them up to heavy-duty buttons, such as you'd see on a video game arcade cabinet. Those buttons are rated for 1,000,000 cycles and can really take a beating.

Piano players, drummers, drivers, pilots -- lots of folks use their feet for less precise work that can't be done with just two hands - why not computers?

Now to find something that is a pain to do with Eclipse that I do all the time. That's the hard part.