I want a PIC microcontroller to send signals to my PC as a keyboard. How to?
1 - input, through capacitive buttons
2 - Processing, made by a PIC, still to be determined (but most likely a 16F628 SOIC)
3 - output: each capacitive button should be equivalent to a shortcut on a standard keyboard (i.e. Alt+Ctrl+S, Alt+Ctrl+2).
The interface will be USB. What kind of coding i need to make the PIC comunicate to the PC? Do i need an extra IC for the job (other than the USB controller)?
*** You problably noted some shallowness in my knowledge on ICs.... cause this is my first time going beyond the Blinky LED. Any help will be very handy! Thanks! ***