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1  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Making a custom keyboard with arduino? on: January 18, 2013, 05:22:14 pm
Wow, these things seem to be getting popular.  Both you and the other person I'm working with are using those keys.
yea, they're the best quality/cost switches I've found so far

one last question before I begin learning to build PCB's, How do I implement (physically) a mini-usb port so my keyboard can be plugged in and used (recive power and send keyboard signals)? I know that the Leonardo has a mini-usb already attached, can I just use that? if not, do I need to reroute power from the usb port to the power port on the uno?
2  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Re: Making a custom keyboard with arduino? on: January 17, 2013, 11:15:24 pm
Thanks,

I know that 6 of the inputs are analog, should I use those for the keypad only, or can I use them for the fn key or serial interface? I intend to use cherry MX switches for my keys, according to the specs on the website, there are some with diodes and some without, should I get the ones with diodes, or should I get my own diodes?
3  Using Arduino / Project Guidance / Making a custom keyboard with arduino? on: January 17, 2013, 08:30:34 pm
Hey, this is my first post, and I've used the search to look for an answer, but I didn't see any similar questions, so forgive me if this has already been answered.

I am looking to build a custom keyboard, for personal use, and my first thought was to use arduino to manage it. I've got the materials problem solved, but I didn't know if Arduino was capable of  managing a <70 key keyboard, and if so, could I have a fn key that changed the use of certain keys? (i.e. fn+1=f1) Also what would muti-press limitations be?

thanks in advance!
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