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Use PC as a female-female usb adapter?

by Zeralto / February 19, 2016 4:06 PM PST

I'm looking for a way to take usb input, like a game controller, and have it output directly back out another usb port. Is there any software like this, or is it possible to just bridge them together somehow? It seems like I'd be a pretty simple program, but I've really struggled to find anything like this.

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Yes and no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 19, 2016 4:48 PM PST

My bet is there will be some hardware design involved but let's hear what you are trying to do.

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Well,
by Zeralto / February 19, 2016 5:53 PM PST
In reply to: Yes and no.

at the moment I'm just trying to use my desktop to connect two male usb devices - a gamepad controller to my cell phone. I know there are already adapters for this that I could just go and out buy, but I can see some other cool uses for having some kind of software like this. But if you know of a better way I could be going about this, those ideas are welcome.

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That's still very vague.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 20, 2016 8:26 AM PST
In reply to: Well,

But let's use our old MAN IN THE MIDDLE solution.

Let's say the PC arbitrates all this. So the PC has a custom app that reads the joystick state and places it in some mailbox for the custom app in the phone to read.

As a programmer this is all you need to read from me. So at this point you dive in and code it up.

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