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HID Synergy - Android, Chrome OS support with a Raspberry Pi Zero W

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I've been working on a fork of Synergy 2 that works for Android without root and Chrome OS that I'm calling HID Synergy: https://github.com/alexvanyo/hid-synergy

Devices such as the Raspberry Pi Zero W can be set up to act as Human Interface Devices (HID). To the computer or phone that they are plugged into, they look just like a normal keyboard and mouse, but since they are computers themselves they can arbitrarily simulate keypresses and mouse movements. By running a modified Synergy client on one of these devices, any device that can use USB devices can be controlled from a Synergy server, including non-rooted Android and Chrome OS.

More information, setup instructions and the code can be found in the repo.

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Extremely cool. I love seeing forks, especially those that solve interesting and unique problems! Could you see this being productizable? Perhaps for users who want an alternative to a LAN connection? You may also be interested in this repo: https://github.com/symless/synergy-through-usb

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