Wireless access to Maestro Control Center

Yes, you read that correctly.

In order for the Maestro Control Center to work the Maestro needs to be connected to a USB port. This can be a problem if you wish to be free of wires. It’s still possible to connect to the Maestro with various wireless boards, for programming. However, you won’t have access to the Maestro Control Center unless your wireless connection allows the Maestro to enumerate. “Enumerate” is the the word used to describe the connection between the hardware and the drivers/software in the lingo of the USB mafia.

After a bit of research I found a product made by Silex, I used the SX-DX-3000WN,
silexamerica.com/products/co … ds-3000wn/

This clever device creates a virtual USB port that will allow hardware to enumerate wirelessly. The solution isn’t cheap but it works well.

If you’ve read this far you’ll fall into one of two categories.

  1. You can’t believe I paid so much for a wireless connection because you could have done it ________!! (insert something here, better, quicker, cheaper, with programming, rolling your own, magic, unicorn toenails, etc.)

  2. You’re so happy to find this post that I can have your first born.


Here’s the project, just in case you’re interested.