DIY MechBoard64 @ breadbox64.com: When the MechBoard64 was finally realized and presented on my blog, it soon came clear that a new mechanical keyboard was the missing piece in the creation of a brand new Commodore 64 (…well that and some new keycaps…). As I have no intention to become a Commodore 64 mechanical keyboard […]
Fwacer shared detailed instructions of how to build this shortcut keyboard from an old cash register, project instructables here. More details at brycedombrowski.com.
Glen Akins shares his latest build the single ESC key USB keyboard: After building the “awesomely impractical” giant three-key keyboard, I decided it was time to build something a bit more practical—presenting the single ESC key USB keyboard! This keyboard has exactly one function which is to provide an optimal ESCing experience regardless of whatever […]
Anthony Lieuallen has published new build, a hardware keyboard macro recorder: Remapcro I posted once recently about the prototype of this project, but as of today I’ve finished the first real one. The name Remapcro is a portmanteau of remap and macro, because that’s what it does. It’s an array of extra keys onto which macros can be […]
Grouflon has written up a unique project using an Arduino and an NES controller. “This week I worked on little script/manipulation that turns an Arduino and a NES controller into a USB Keyboard. Maybe it can be of use to some of you, so feel free to grab the code on this github repo. This […]
Bored of always typing in the same password over and over again? Luca designed a board to tackle just that problem. It’s a USB composite device, featuring both a USB keyboard emulator and a serial port. You program the letter sequence for the keyboard to type via the serial port, then press a button on […]
Steve takes apart an USB keyboard and mods it into an AVR programmer. All it takes is the controller board from a keyboard and an opto-coupler IC. Most keyboards have at least three indicator LEDs (Num-, Caps- and Scroll-Lock), which can be controlled from the host using a HID Set_Report request, and thus can be […]
András Veres-Szentkirályi, IT security expert, OSCP, GWAPT, writes, “I’ve built a device that acts as a USB HID keyboard, enters a script as a series of keystrokes into a PC, which can extract itself into an executable. This in turn can send files on the PC back to the device using the NUM/CAPS/SCROLL lock LED […]
Frank designed, and built a Laptop controlled keyboard, and mouse emulator for his Raspberry Pi. It is designed around two microcontroller with USB device capability. One is connected to a Laptop, from which it receives it’s mouse and keyboard data, while the other is connected to the Raspberry Pi to which it emulates a mouse, […]
The Global Keyboard Open Standard (GKOS) is an ongoing project to implement the full qwerty keyboard on a set of 6 keys. It is intended for use with tiny wireless terminals in order to minimize the space requirements. The standard was first published in 2000 and has been the subject of ongoing development. You can […]
In an effort to assist computer users with disabilities limiting their keyboard dexterity, the crew at Zunkworks developed this wireless Morse code based keyboard interface device. The user keys in the desired characters using the “dot” and “dash” buttons on the left of the board and the Arduino based device converts these Morse code characters […]
Creative technology student Pieter Pelt and Hybrid Worlds present this project detailing how to connect an old AT style computer keyboard to a PC via Arduino and Xbee modules and using the Teensy PS2Keyboard library. Using Xbee allows for keyboards which are not only wireless, but also networked so that several keyboards can be meshed […]
LUFA (Lightweight USB Framework for AVRs) is an open-source complete USB stack for the USB-enabled Atmel AT90USBxxxx and ATMEGAxxUx AVR microcontroller series, released under the MIT License. Darran from Arduino Hacking has released the source, hex files, and sample sketches for his Arduino LUFA hacks for Keyboard HID, Mouse HID, and USB MIDI drivers for […]
Here’s a keyboard-glove prototype in development by Jeff Rowberg. The Keyglove is a glove-based USB input device that provides full keyboard control, designed for wearable and mobile computing and to assist the disabled. According to Jeff: The Keyglove is a portable Arduino/AVR-powered glove that uses touch combinations (for keys) and an accelerometer (for the mouse) […]
If you have an Apple data bus (ADB) keyboard and want to connect it to your PCs USB port, geekhack has a Teensy based converter project. Source code at Github.