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15 Oct, 3 tweets, 2 min read
@lefticus So the easiest way to do this is a Teensy.
They're little Arduino-compatible microcontrollers, and can very easily be programmed to act like a keyboard (it's one of the out-of-the-box options, you just need to write a little code telling it what keycodes to send).
@lefticus The best part? for simple keyboards, a Teensy-LC is plenty, and those are under 15$, off the site or on amazon.
pjrc.com/teensy/teensyL…
@lefticus pretty much all the keyboards I've built are teensy based, and so are plenty of mechanical keyboard kits.
It's just a nice, powerful, and cheap solution for a keyboard.

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