Emulating usb devices with python using the USB/IP protocol.
This work is heavily based on this repository. However, there a many differences, mainly because this new version supports any number of devices. It is still missing a proper detach protocol.
The whole USBIP code is in the USBIP.py file. The best way to understand how to implement a device is to look at how the wiimote example is implemented or to see the example of lcgamboa's repository.
Using USBIP on Windows can be a huge pain. I have done a lot of research before finally getting it to work correctly. Therefore, here are the things you should know :
This repository contains a fully functional USBIP wiimote example. It uses cwiid to communicate with the wiimotes.
Everything is implemented, including using multiple wiimotes and using a nunchuk.
All wiimotes are represented as a Generic USB Joystick with USBIP, they are therefore accessible without any specific driver.
In order to use it, launch
python wiimotes.py and follow the instructions.
Pressing the HOME button on a wiimote will put it into a "menu" mode. There are four entries that can be selected using the MINUS and PLUS buttons. Activating the selected entry is made by pressing the A button :