Category Archives: Computer Keyboard

Apple II Plus Computer Hacked as a USB Keyboard!

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Maybe you have a bunch of old Apple computers lying around your house?  Why not hack your Apple II Plus computer as a USB keyboard?

Connecting an Apple II keyboard to a computer with USB is surprisingly easy with a Teensy board. Arduino (Teensyduino) code is available at https://github.com/afiler/keyduino . The Apple II uses an ASCII keyboard, which means that rather than returning scan codes, it returns a 7-bit ASCII value. This also means you can’t read the state of modifier keys like shift or control independently.

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Typewriter Hack – How to Make a USB Typewriter Keyboard!

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For those of you who “must” have the feel of touching a real typewriter when you use your computer and browse the interwebs, here’s a suggestion, go make a DIY USB typewriter keyboard!

Not only will your wife be annoyed everytime you e-mail someone, she will probably divorce you for working late nights and not letting her fall asleep.

Wait, should we change the post headline to “How to Get a Divorce by Annoying Wife?”  Okay, it could be the other way too you know, don’t be a sexist.

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Keyboard Hack – How to Make a Mini Keyboard!

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Honestly, I don’t need those extra number keyboard buttons on the side of my desktop keyboard.  It just takes up more space, especially if you don’t know how to use it and you are not an account.

No worries, you can easily chop it off and make it into a usable DIY mini keyboard, there’s virtually no wires between the two pieces so you should be fine.

It happened that I had one spare at home, but alas, it was quite big for my small home workplace. I got inspired by Happy Hacking Keyboard and decided to create something similar. I choose to have ver

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Keyboard Rug!

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So, I was at the Las Vegas Market today and saw this cool Keyboard Rug!  It features a full QWERTY keyboard so you and your kids can start typin’ away.

I was thinking that maybe you could get this giant rug (which can be up to 8’x11′) and put some sensors; voila, you get a giant working keyboard you can use with your HDTV.

Pretty cool stuff for a kid’s room or even your office.

Available at LARugInc.com

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Macbook Keyboard Lego Skin!

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Like legos?  Get the Macbook Keyboard Lego Skin for your Macbook!

Love it or hate it?

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Keyboard DIY – How to Clean Your Computer Keyboard!

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My friend Alan from HackedGadgets.com has a great video tutorial on how to clean your computer keyboard.

Did you know that a computer keyboard may be 5 times dirtier than a toilet seat? (if you don’t clean it?)  Also see Bacteria

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VirtualBox Hack – How to Make Capture Host Key and Keyboards Work Seamlessly with Windows!

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Recently, I’ve installed Ubuntu over VirtualBox on my Windows 7 computer because I love using Linux command prompt and SSH, which something can’t be done on Windows 7.  You can go into SSH shell but you can’t do anything like transferring files natively to Windows 7 file system.

Well, i ran into a problem of the capture host key not working properly.  I found out it was because I have a Korean keyboard setup on my Windows 7.

Here’s an easy way to get around it, install scim-bridge-client-qt like this:

sudo apt-get install scim-bridge-cl

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Eco-DIY – How to Make a Computer Key Stool/Chair with Recycled Cardboard!

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For those of you who want to create cheap, recycled stools/chairs for your entertainment room, here’s a good one, use recycled cardboards and spray paint them to make computer key stool/chair.  Simply brilliant!

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Rubik’s Cube DIY – How to Make a Rubik’s Cube Keyboard!

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I guess the standard size of computer keyboard keys fit the rubik’s cube perfectly, you can easily convert your own rubik’s cube into a keyboard by glueing the keys on them.  Of course, you might want to spell out some words you want “matched”, that’d be more fun than simply matching colors.

Tired of the normal Rubik’s cube challenge?   Have the keyboards from a dead computer?  Well, here is the thing for you!  The Keyboard/Sudoku Rubik’s cube!

i got the idea when i popped off a key from my key board and looked at its shap

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Lenovo Mini Wireless Keyboard Fits in Your Palms!

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For those of you who need a mini-keyboard for navigating your home theater PC hooked up to the HDTV, you might want to consider Lenovo’s latest wirel

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