September 01, 2014

Build a Foot-controlled USB Keyboard with Arduino

If you're always looking for more efficient methods of entering repetitive keyboard commands, then the following project by Arduino forum member matmanj will be of interest. They've harnessed the ability of an Arduino to emulate a USB keyboard, and used this to build a secondary macro keyboard that can be used with your feet.

Consisting of eight larger buttons, each of which can be programmed to send a sequence of keystrokes back to the PC - the foot keyboard would be quite useful for those repetitive situations or even mashing out commands in hurry with your favourite game.

The key to success would be finding some strong, perhaps arcade-quality switches for a long useful life. Nevertheless, for complete details and the sketch - log in to the Arduino forum. And for more, we're on facebookGoogle+, and twitter - so follow us for news and product updates as well.

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