With hackers and makers constructing customized computing units that don’t essentially observe standard design paradigms, there’s been a rising demand for smaller and smaller keyboards. Most of the cyberdecks we’ve seen during the last couple of years have used so-called 60% and even 40% keyboards, and there’s been a pattern in the direction of repurposing BlackBerry keyboards for wearables and different pocket-sized devices. However what in case you want one thing even smaller?
Enter this incredibly diminutive keyboard created by [TEC.IST]. With 59 keys crammed into an space scarcely bigger than three US pennies, it might be the smallest keyboard ever made. The PCB has been designed to mount straight onto the again of a Raspberry Pi Pico, which is working some CircuitPython code to learn the change matrix and act as a typical USB Human Interface System. The board design information in addition to the supply code for the Pico have been launched on the mission’s Hackaday.io web page, providing you with the whole lot it is advisable to spin up your individual teeny tiny enter gadget.
In fact, you in all probability received’t be breaking any velocity data when banging out textual content on this factor. We know from past Hackaday badges that an array of microswitches make for a useful, if considerably disagreeable, technique of textual content entry.