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Still using a keyboard with 100+ switches?
Having trouble typing pretty emojis?
Forgotten how to read a kanji?
Want to type strange character anyway?
Type all characters with 18 toggle switches and 1 pushbutton!
The device is recognized by the host PC as a USB-HID keyboard.
Depending on the state of the toggle switch when the push switch is pressed, it sends special commands and the character is entered on the PC.
I use CircuitPython on Raspberry Pi Pico, which is easy to modify code for, as different operating systems and software use different methods for Unicode codepoint input.
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