From a hand-wired USB & Bluetooth keyboard powered by Python to production.
The Python keyboard works so well thanks to MicroPython and CircuitPython.
Hand-wiring a keyboard
Follow the guide - hand-wiring-a-keyboard.md to rapidly make a keyboard with 100 lines of Python code.
From prototype to production in progress
With putting more time into the Python keyboard, we find it more and more interesting. We think a Python keyboard can make a big difference, so we decide to design a new keyboard for everyone. Check out the M60 mechanical keyboard.
To be a productive keyboard
As the 60% keyboard lacks a lot of keys (F1~F12, arrow keys and etc). We can add features like TMK's layers and composite keys to make the small keyboard much more powerful. With the idea of Toward a more useful keyboard to keep our fingers at the home row, we can optimize the keyboard to make us more productive.
Adding the Tap-key feature, which is holding a key down to activate an alternate function, can make a big difference.
Using D for Navigation
Taping d outputs d (press & release quickly), holding d down activates navigation functions.
- d + h as ←
- d + j as ↓
- d + k as ↑
- d + l as →
- d + u as PageUp
- d + n as PageDown
To apply the navigation d, copy
action_code.py to the USB drive of the keyboard, and then modify
code.py to import the new keyboard
# code.py from keyboard import main main()
Simultaneously pressing two keys (interval less than 25ms) activates an alternate function.
Using ; as Ctrl
WIP - Holding ; down outputs Ctrl
- ; as Ctrl
- add macro
- add system keys and cosumer keys
- add mouse keys
- reduce latency