Hi everyone. I want to build a mini key board. A lot of lab reports and documents I’ve been writing use weird Greek mathematical symbols, in word it goes something like this… insert>symbol>more symbols>scroll through the endless list because you cant remember the name, only what it looked like. 10mins later you find it.
I know you can buy mini dedicated keyboards, or do it though software. But that’s no fun. I want to make a mini keyboard that has all those useful symbols, or the shortcuts for them in word.
So I found the keyboard library. Since I didn’t have a 32u4 board I ordered a pro micro. I like to go on ebay shopping sprees this time of year because then things arrive just as the semester ends.
Anyway Am I thinking about this wee project the right way? I’m thinking it should just be a matter of hooking some digital pins to tack switches, some de-bouncing, and then use keyboard to send the shortcuts for the symbols I want that key to be used for.
Anything I should know in advance?
Also I want to use some aluminum plate for caps on the buttons. Any idea how I would go about transferring a design to them? I’ve been thinking about trying a toner transfer similar to etching with a laser printer. Anyone tried this?