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A computer keyboard is a typewriter-style device which uses an arrangement of buttons or keys to act as mechanical levers or electronic switches. Following the decline of punch cards and paper tape, interaction via teleprinter-style keyboards became the main input method for computers. Keyboard keys (buttons) typically have characters engraved or printed on them, and each press of a key typically corresponds to a single written symbol. However, producing some symbols may require pressing and holding several keys simultaneously or in sequence. While most keyboard keys produce letters, numbers or signs (characters), other keys or simultaneous key presses can produce actions or execute computer commands.

RC2014 Micro Keyboard reworked as PS/2

“Squeezing the full functionality of a computer out of just a 40 keys is a lot to ask for. Challenge accepted.. The people at rc2014.co.uk (read more here: https://rc2014.co.uk/history/) came up with this little …

Xiao NAH Macropad

“A macropad built around the xiao footprint. Introduction After successfully trying to build my own mechanical keyboard using other people PCB design. I want to try to design my own keyboard but before I go there I want to start …

Building a DIY Stream Deck (Mini Macro Keyboard)

“I’ve been doing a little streaming on Twitch, and a lot of streamers I follow have something called an Elgato Stream Deck. The Stream Deck is a small device with 15 buttons, each of which has its own customizable …

PICO-Chord-keyboard

“Designs and software for a chord keyboard controller. Created as the basis of an article for Hackspace magazine, issue 53. You can download the magazine here. The article is on page 68. You will need the following hardware items: Six …

Cistercian keyboard

“Keypad with cipher numerals. This keyboard is for me more of an art project. And the opportunity to learn how things work. What is the underlying code and history! Arouse people’s curiosity. What are Cistercian numerals? The medieval number …

Project Midbar

“Midbar (מדבר) is a Hebrew word that means “pasture,” “uninhabited land,” “wilderness,” “large tracts of wilderness (around cities),” “desert.” There are two reasons why I chose the word Midbar as the name of this project. First - while working on my previous …

6-bit Macropad

“A 6-keys DIY Macropad using XIAO RP2040 I always wanted to make a DIY Macropad myself. In this project, we will go through the process of making a 6-keys Macropad using a Seeed Studio XIAO RP2040 which is a tiny …

Macropad for Keyboard Shortcuts

“We’re making a small macro keypad for some keyboard shortcuts. In this case, it is for Zoom video conferencing shortcuts for Windows. We’ll program the keys to toggle mute/unmute microphone, raise/lower hand, and video on/off …

Password Vault V3.0

“Let me begin this tutorial by reminding you that storing your passwords in an unencrypted form is the same as keeping the key from your house under the mat. Your house might have the best lock in the world, but …

Optical Keyboard

“This optical keyboard/keypad is a low-cost optical user input device capable of deployment underwater, explosive gas areas, or in other locations where hermetic sealing is desirable. It does not use capacitive, magnetic, mechanical, acoustic, or visible-light coupling. The reflection …