If you’ve ever wanted to be able to type without looking at the keyboard, this project is for you. We’re going to make a USB keyboard you can use to enter text quickly and unobtrusively, even in the dark. The keyboard has a key for each finger, and you type by pressing down ’chords’ – combinations of different keys.
There are lights in the keys to help you learn the combinations for each letter and a teaching game you can use to practice your typing skills. You can plug it into a USB port on a computer and use it as you would any other keyboard.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.
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