This is a first demonstration video of our app “GfxTablet” that is capable of transmitting touch events of your Android tablet/smartphone to a WiFi-connected Linux PC. With GfxTablet, you can use your tablet like a common graphics tablet.
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Update Jan 27th 2013 The app is now available for free in the Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=at.bitfire.gfxtablet Enjoy 😉
_What the app can do so far:
* Draw/Paint using your finger on all Android 4+ smartphones (only tested with Galaxy S2)
* Draw/Paint using the stylus pen of your Android 4+ tablet (only tested with Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1)
* Pen only option (to not disturb your pen drawings when laying your hand on the tablet)
* Automatic screen resolution sync (your mobile device screen is mapped to the full display resolution of your X screen. I.e. tapping the mobile screen bottom right will place the mouse pointer on your PC bottom right too)
* Pressure sensitivity of your pen (if available by your device)
* Navigation on screen when hovering the tablet display, without painting
_Technical stuff / Requirements:
* Android 4.0+ on your input device
To get a connection between the devices, you need a special driver that has been originally developed for the X server (which is mostly used by different Linux OS). We then switched to the uinput driver.
If you’re interested in trying this, please head over to our projects on github!
http://rfc2822.github.com/GfxTablet/ (everything on one place) new uinput driver, installation instructions and more
More on the development: http://blog.dev001.net/post/40681591705/x-org-use-your-android-tablet-as-a-graphics-tablet (you will find a link to the app on sourceforge there!)
GfxTablet app and the uinput driver were created by Richard Hirner
Video speaker and demo: Bernhard Stockmann
Music at start: Volfoniq — Hypnos_Lata_Remix, Deltason — Ground_Loop (at the end)
Awesome free music!!
We hope that you like the project and that you have enjoyed the video!