NEW PRODUCT! – Miniature Keyboard- Microcontroller-Friendly PS/2 and USB

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NEW PRODUCT! – Miniature Keyboard- Microcontroller-Friendly PS/2 and USB

Add a typing interface to your project with this microcontroller-friendly miniature keyboard. We found the smallest PS/2+USB keyboard available, a mere 8.75″ x 4″ x 0.6″ (220mm x 103mm x 16mm)! It’s small but usable to make a great accompaniment to either a microcontroller project or a computer such as the Beagle Bone or Raspberry Pi. The keyboard supports either USB or PS/2 interface and will automatically adjust to whichever its plugged into (there’s an adapter included).

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Comes with a full QWERTY keyboard, and has a num-lock number pad. Nearly all microcontrollers have existing PS/2 keyboard examples that would work fine with this keyboard. For Ardiuno users, we tried out PJRC’s PS2_Keyboard library with great success – just check the ‘simple text’ example for which pins you can connect to on your ‘duino (on an Uno we used digital pins 2 and 3). We suggest our PS/2 adapter cable to make the wiring easy. Start typing and you’ll see the data appear in the serial terminal!

In stock and shipping now!


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2 Comments

  1. I like how it’s got “Keyboard” printed right on it, in case you forget what it is.

  2. I’m looking for a small VGA monitor that would be Gameduino and microcontroller friendly that I could take on trips without it being too big.

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