I created a wireless mechanical keyboard using an arduino and BLE. I love the feel of a mechanical keyboard but I hate the wires. So I made it wireless.
This was a great project because I had never used bluetooth or BLE before. Nor had I used the PS2 protocol. It was a fun little project. Now I have very clean looking desk.
Gamers may freak out because this is a slap in the face for low latency. However, I am coder. As long as my eyes can’t tell then I don’t care. I just want a professional looking, nice feeling keyboard for coding and a wireless WASD fits that description.
Adafruit Bluefruit LE Micro – Bluetooth Low Energy + ATmega32u4: Would you like to add powerful and easy-to-use Bluetooth Low Energy to your robot, art or other electronics project? Heck yeah! With BLE now included in modern smart phones and tablets, its fun to add wireless connectivity. So what you really need is the new Adafruit Bluefruit LE Micro – it’s an Atmega32u4 chip (same as used as in the Adafruit Flora or Arduino Leonardo) plus our SPI Bluefruit LE Friend in one. Read more.
Adafruit Pro Trinket LiIon/LiPoly Backpack Add-On: If you have a Pro Trinket you probably know it’s the perfect little size for a portable project. This LiPoly backpack makes it really easy to do! Instead of wiring 2 or 3 boards together to make a charging system, this little PCB sits on top of the Pro Trinket and allows a LiPoly/LiIon battery to plug in. When the Pro Trinket USB port is powered, the battery is recharged automatically. Unplug the USB port and the Pro Trinket will switch over to the rechargeable battery. Read more.
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