Remote Keyboard Keys Question? How to press specific keys while keyboard is locked in a cabinet?
I'm working on a children's museum grocery store exhibit where I'm using real grocery store check out scanners to "check out" fake groceries. I'm using an off the shelf program (converted by our local grocery wholesaler) and the children will be required to use a computer keyboard to operate the scanner, but only one or two buttons. The snag that I'm running into is that five-year-olds love to pry up the keys and pound on buttons. What I'd like to do is replace the keys with arcade-style micro switch buttons that could be mounted on the counter top while the actual keyboard remains in the locked cabinet below. But without programming experience or much electronics experience, I'm not sure how to go about it. Does anyone know of a simple and durable solution to remotely press keyboard keys?