New Guide! NeoKey Emoji Keyboard via @BlitzCityDIY

Liz (BlizCityDIY) wanted a better way to type and send emojis, so she came up with a Circuit Python project that uses the NeoKey 1×4 QT and QT Py RP2040. The code is well documented and the guide features a code walkthrough. Since it’s CircuitPython, it’s super easy to adapt and customize to work with your hardware set up. Bonus, there’s a macOS and Windows version. Check it out!

Learn Guide: NeoKey Emoji Keyboard

Emojis are super fun to use, but can be annoying to type when you’re not on your phone. This guide will show you how to create a macro keyboard to send your favorite emojis with the press of a satisfying mechanical keyboard switch.

The code is written in CircuitPython. This makes it possible to edit your code on the go and customize your emoji choices depending on your mood. The keyboard uses a 1×4 NeoKey STEMMA board. This connects to a QT Py RP2040 via I2C with a STEMMA cable, which means no soldering required!

Code on GitHub
https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_Learning_System_Guides/tree/main/NeoKey_Emoji_Keyboard

I had a hand in designing a snap fit case for the QT Py and 1×4 NeoKey. It’s available to download, linked from the guide and also on Thingiverse. Big shout out to Liz coming up with this project and letting me design the case ⚡️🎛🥁


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