NEW GUIDE: Android GBoard Morse Code Control with Circuit Playground Express #AdafruitLearningSystem
Let’s face it, keyboard input can be hard both on mobile devices. It gets even harder when one needs adaptive/assistive technologies (AT).
If you have an Android device, there is some way cool ways to overcome this – use your electronics as an external keyboard!
Google’s GBoard keyboard is very flexible, allowing both on-screen and external input. And it also has a Morse Code to text translator!
This guide shows you how to load GBoard and hook up Adafruit’s Circuit Playground Express to send keypresses via buttons and capacitive touch.
So if you are a Morse/Ham enthusiast or looking to make more adaptive/assistive technology, check out this tutorial!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.