Hello, I'm completely new to Arduino and I don't even have a unit yet. I'm just making this post to make sure I don't start something with the wrong plan or something that isn't possible.
I want to create a remotely controlled small boat. I plan to do this by having one arduino act as a "controller" with a keyboard hooked up to it, and send data to another arduino (the one on the boat) via NRF24L01 transceivers. I've done some research, and I know that to hook up a usb keyboard to the Arduino Uno requires a USB host shield, but my main concern is how to get the arduino to process keypresses from the host shield when a button is pressed on the keyboard. I'm not too concerned about sending data to the other arduino from the transceiver, I mainly need to know how to get the keypresses in the first place so that it knows when to send data.
Would this be possible with my current plan of sending data after certain keys are pressed to another arduino via NRF24L01 transceivers? Either way, any guidance on the whole keyboard usb shield thing would be greatly appreciated.
Sorry if I used wrong terminology or something, like I said, I'm completely new to all of this. Please don't kill me.