The MiniKBD is an introductory level project that lets you build a small USB mechanical keyboard using the Adafruit Trinket M0 board (not included) and program custom funtionality with CircuitPython.
It’s programmable with CircuitPython!
Adafruit’s Trinket M0 is an amazing little device, I think there’s no easier way for someone with a little bit of programming experience to get started making their own hardware. Once the MiniKBD is built it’s fully programmable with CircuitPython, allowing you to easily customize its functionality. Compared to the Arduino, there’s no need for a special IDE other than what you’re already comfortable programming in. The project was designed for use in an introductory electronics workshop, and it’s excellent for someone with a little bit of experience with the Python programming language who wants to get started with hardware.
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