Making a small customized iOS keyboard with Adafruit NeoKey #AssistiveTechnology #CircuitPython #Keyboards @loretod101
Loreto Dumitrescu provides a YouTube video on making a solderless 4-key keyboard which interfaces with an Apple iOS device for ease of use and accessibility (assistive technology / AT).
This video will walk you through how to use the Adafruit Emoji keyboard project to create 4 switches that may be used for switch access on iOS devices. This project is beginner-friendly and does not require any soldering skills.
If you do not have access to a 3D printer for the case, the use of cardboard, triwall, or coroplast may also be an option.
The build instructions are here and the code used is here.
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