We have seen how we can monitor inputs on the GPIO to launch applications and control the Raspberry Pi; however, sometimes we need to control third-party programs. Using the
uInput library, we can emulate key presses from a keyboard (or even mouse movement) to control any program using our own custom hardware.
For more information about using
uInput, visit http://tjjr.fi/sw/python-uinput/.
Perform the following steps to install
You will need to download the
uInput Python library from Github (~50 KB) using the following commands:
wget https://github.com/tuomasjjrasanen/python-uinput/archive/master.zip unzip master.zip
The library will unzip to a directory called