I created a volume knob Roon Extension for the 3Dconnexion space mice SpaceNavigator, SpaceMouse Compact and SpaceMouse Wireless. Rotating the knob will change the volume, right button will skip to next track and left button will skip to previous track. Pressing down will Pause/Play, moving horizontally will seek. It runs fine on Raspberry Pi, so the space mouse can be connected directly to the Pi. No drivers required. The extension is available for ARM in the Roon Extension Manager 1.x in the category “Remote Control”.
I believe that especially the SpaceMouse Wireless is an excellent choice for a volume knob:
- wireless, obviously
- looks nice
- heavy, solid, nice haptics
- provides very fine control, very sensitive to even a finger touch
- 6 degrees of freedom + buttons1
The version for the 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Wireless will be available soon at https://rooextend.com/.
Let me know what you think. Klaus