Building an RP2040 Powered Shortcut Keyboard #RP2040 @TomsHardware
Tom’s Hardware posts a programmable keypad powered by a Raspberry Pi RP2040:
The Pimoroni Keybow 2040 is a 16-key keyboard which can be programmed in CircuitPython to act as a USB keyboard. Each single key can be programmed to launch an application, control audio levels, switch scenes in OBS or paste funny cat pictures to Twitter.
In this how-to, we will set up Keybow 2040 to be a general purpose keyboard with page navigation keys, OBS shortcuts and two hot keys to launch common applications.
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