Sunday, November 13, 2016

Interface USB Mouse to your Arduino using CH375B

CH375B module. It is usually supplied with a 2 way jumper mounted on TXD and RXD pin.
The TXD RXD pins are located next to the female USB receptacle. Please unmount the jumper before use.
  1. Get the following components:
    1. Arduino Nano
    2.  Male to female jumper wires  - 4 pieces
    3. USB Mouse
    4. CH375B module
  2. Download MeUsb.cpp and MeUsb.h from https://github.com/xeecos/Me-USB-Host
  3. On your Windows computer which already has arduino installed, go to your documents folder. There you will find a folder called arduino and within that another folder called libraries. Inside this libraries folder create a new folder called "MeUsb"
  4. Place MeUsb.cpp and MeUsb.h in this folder
  5. In the arduino\libraries folder, create another folder called "SoftwareSerial_fix"
  6. And in this folder download and place SoftwareSerial_fix.cpp and SoftwareSerial_fix.h from the same link as above.
  7. Assemble the circuit on the bread board as follows:
    1. +5V of Arduino Nano to +5V of CH375B
    2. GND of Arduino Nano to GND of CH375B
    3. D10 of Arduino Nano to TXD of CH375B
    4. D9 of Arduino Nano to RXD of CH375B 
      Connecting the CH375B to Arduino Nano

      Connecting the CH375B to Arduino Nano
  8. Start arduino and open a new sketch. Copy the source code into it and download it into the arduino nano.
  9. Once the code is downloaded successfully, start serial monitor on your PC with baud rate set to 115200 and observe the pattern of 4 bytes that are being received.
    Every time you move the mouse, 4 bytes are sent to the Arduino Nano.
    You will observe that there are 4 bytes being printed on the serial monitor. Here are what those 4 bytes mean:
Deciphering the 4 bytes received from CH375B when a mouse is connected to it
You can CH375B module in India from www.vishaworld.com

To interface a USB Joystick, have a look at Me-USB-Host.ino available at https://github.com/xeecos/Me-USB-Host

Source Code to interface USB Mouse.


#include <Arduino.h>
#include "SoftwareSerial_fix.h"
#include "MeUsb.h"

MeUsb usb(10,9);

void setup() 
{
   Serial.begin(115200); 
   usb.init(USB1_0);
}

void loop()
{
  if(!usb.device_online)
  {
    usb.probeDevice(); 
    delay(100);
  }
  else
  {
    int len = usb.host_recv();
    if (len == 4){
      Serial.print(usb.RECV_BUFFER[0],DEC);
      Serial.print(',');
      Serial.print(usb.RECV_BUFFER[1],DEC);
      Serial.print(',');
      Serial.print(usb.RECV_BUFFER[2],DEC);
      Serial.print(',');
      Serial.print(usb.RECV_BUFFER[3],DEC);
      Serial.print('\n');
    }
  }
}

2 comments:

Albert said...

Hi Anurag,
Very Nice and simple Tutorial!

I have got a question though.

I have tried it with 2 different mice (1 hp which works, and a cheap chines mouse which doesn't work)

Do you have any idea why the 2nd mouse wouldn't work?
Is there firmware in the CH375 that recognises the mouse, and if it doesn't recognise it, Then it is tough luck?

Or should it work with all USB devices (I really like to use it with an old USB touchscreen (Which doesn't give any reaction)

Regards,
Albert

Anurag Chugh said...

Hey Albert,
No idea as to why the second mouse is not working.
You can try connecting your second mouse to your windows PC and use some USB packet sniffer like:
http://www.eltima.com/products/usb-port-monitor/

and check if it is sending the same packets as the first mouse.

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