A Raspberry Pi Macropad for quick-fire keymaps #CircuitPython #RaspberryPi #RaspberryPiPico

Blue Micro has come out with a 4×4 key macropad designed to be a handy edition to any computer as an auxiliary keyboard.

Macropads are like a power-up for your keyboard! They work by having user-defined sets of key bindings referred to as ‘keymaps’. Keymaps assign macros to each key, and macros can be programmed to do multiple actions from a single keypress. An example of this would be for the ‘copy’ command. Usually, copying is done by pressing the control key and the C key at the same time – but with a macro this action can be assigned to a single key.

The kit is based on the Raspberry Pi Pico and may programmed in CircuitPython or MicroPython.

The Raspberry Pi Pico 4×4 Macropad is both easy to assemble and incredibly customizable, with a professional white PCB and black detailing. Note this is a kit and some parts must be provided and soldered together. The keyboard firmware is found on the BlueMicro website

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