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Tag: Keyboard

Life-size Classic LEGO Gadgets: The Brix System

Life-size Classic LEGO Gadgets: The Brix System
Boutique PC maker Love Hultén is known for building computers inspired by 20th century furniture. But his latest masterpieces are based on toys, LEGO to be specific. Love’s The Brix System are wonderful 6:1 scale functioning replicas of LEGO gadgets from the ’70s and ’80s Space sets.

DIY Mechanical Keyboard: WASD Production

DIY Mechanical Keyboard: WASD Production
Mechanical keyboards are popular among gamers and programmers. Redditor wildpanic outgeeked them all by making his own keyboard. Inside the 3D printed case and keycaps are Cherry MX Green switches, 1N4148 diodes and a Teensy microcontroller, which wildpanic connected using 20 gauge copper wire.
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R2-Q5 Virtual Keyboard: The Empire Strikes Backspace

R2-Q5 Virtual Keyboard: The Empire Strikes Backspace
Assuming the mantle of the Sith, Japanese toy maker imp. recently unveiled an R2-Q5 version of its R2-D2 virtual keyboard. Except for its colors and its limited run of 500 units, it works exactly the same as Artoo – it’s a Bluetooth 3.0 infrared keyboard that makes astromech sounds when it’s turned on and off as well as while you’re typing.

Raspberry Pi Inside Mechanical Keyboard: RaspCherry

Raspberry Pi Inside Mechanical Keyboard: RaspCherry
Redditor Lauri Hakkarainen aka b10nik wanted to have an excuse to buy a mechanical keyboard, so he thought of turning it into a computer by installing a Raspberry Pi 2 inside. Even though his Project Kiiboard turned out to be a bit complicated, you wouldn’t think that from looking at the unassuming computer, which practically looks just like its unmodified form.

X-Key Programmable USB Keyboards: Keys Open Doors

X-Key Programmable USB Keyboards: Keys Open Doors
Soon after I featured the Trickey modular mini keyboard, commenter FrogmanTM pointed me to X-Keys. Made by Michigan-based P.I. Engineering, X-keys are also programmable keyboards. While they’re not modular like Trickey, they appear to provide more bang for your buck.

Trickey Mini Keyboard Has Swappable Keys: Any Key, Anywhere

Trickey Mini Keyboard Has Swappable Keys: Any Key, Anywhere
Japanese shop BreadBoardManiac has come up with a more affordable alternative to Art Lebedev’s Mini Six programmable keyboard. It’s called the Trickey, a swappable and modular keyboard. You’ll have to print or draw the keys’ legends though.

Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard: Who Bent My Keyboard?

Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard: Who Bent My Keyboard?
As much as we love our gadgets, we have about a million of them, so space saving gadgets are really important. It helps us to carry more with us and be able to use more on the go.

Mad Catz S.U.R.F.R Android Gamepad & Keyboard: Full Stop on the Naming Scheme Guys

Mad Catz S.U.R.F.R Android Gamepad & Keyboard: Full Stop on the Naming Scheme Guys
Now that Android is in everything from smartphones to cars, its users can enjoy their games and other apps in more places than ever before. But if Mad Catz is to be believed, you’ll only need one controller for all of your Android devices.

Jaasta E-ink Keyboard Black and White and Everything in Between

Jaasta E-ink Keyboard Black and White and Everything in Between
Last year we featured Maxim Mezentsev and Aleksander Suhih’s concept for a keyboard with E-ink screens on each key. The idea is for the each key to display a set of shortcuts, similar to Art Lebedev’s Optimus keyboards.

Playing Snake on an LED Keyboard: QWOBRA

Playing Snake on an LED Keyboard: QWOBRA
Hacker Jeroen Domburg recently bought a LED-backlit computer keyboard, specifically the Cooler Master Quickfire Rapid-I. When Jeroen showed off his new keyboard to his coworkers, one of them joked that he could play the classic mobile game Snake on it.

HashKey 1-Key Keyboard: # Sign of the Times

HashKey 1-Key Keyboard: # Sign of the Times
Here’s a perfect Holiday gift for the Twitter addict. DJ and journalist Ben Gomori is raising funds on Kickstarter for the HashKey, a USB keyboard that only has a hash key. I bet Facebook is envious no one’s come up with an actual Like button.

Keyboard Waffle Iron Spells Delicious

Keyboard Waffle Iron Spells Delicious
When Chris Dimino unveiled his Typewriter Waffle Maker a few years ago the Internet begged him to make more of them to sell. Challenge accepted. Chris is now raising funds on Kickstarter for a more functional version of his art piece, which he simply calls The Keyboard Waffle Iron.

iOS 8 Translating Keyboards Save You a Trip to Google Translate

iOS 8 Translating Keyboards Save You a Trip to Google Translate
A new type of third-party keyboard for iOS devices let you translate text while you type. At least one keyboard, Slated, uses Google Translate, so don’t expect the translation to be perfect. But it can be still extremely convenient for both business and personal purposes.

Keyboard Replaces Letters with Pokémon: I Choose “U”

Keyboard Replaces Letters with Pokémon: I Choose “U”
I have seen some strange keyboards over the years from gaming units that allow you to replace the entire key tops with keys specifically for certain games to keyboard with no letters printed on them. A new custom keyboard has turned up that is stranger than all of those.

Punching Bag Keyboard: Key Sports

Punching Bag Keyboard: Key Sports
Last year we saw a hack that used a guitar as a computer keyboard. If you thought that was tedious, check out Bless’ workoutcomputer. The fashion and design studio made the installation 4 years ago alongside their winter collection, which included boxing glove-inspired mittens.

MSI GT80 Titan Gaming Laptop Has a Mechanical Keyboard

MSI GT80 Titan Gaming Laptop Has a Mechanical Keyboard
Most gamers are madly in love with mechanical keyboards, to the point where their prices have inflated drastically over the years. Personally, I like my keys to have a short throw, so I’m all about the chiclets, but if you love that audible “click” that you get from your MX Cherrys, I’m not going to knock it.
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