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Picture of Button Activated...Anything!
Have you ever wanted a button to trigger something on your computer?  Well, Here is how you can do it.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

Picture of Materials and Tools
Here is what you will need to make this simple rig:

•PS/2 Or USB Keyboard (wireless may work) depending on what you have or what your computer can support.

•Button of your choice (Must be a Push Button)
     Here is some ideas of the types you can use:
       Illuminated push button
       Arcade Push Button
       Other Push Button
   Most can be bought from Adafruit or SparkFun.

You will need a screw driver to open it up, a computer, and any electrical tools that you think that will help you the most.
 
Very interesting, does it not create conflict with the main Keyboard to have what is essentially a second Keyboard making inputs?
haunted.haunt (author)  Dream Dragon2 years ago
No, It does. If you do not want it to cause conflict, you can just use the left mouse button (desolder it and put 3 wires there instead) - Then just hook the 3 wires to the 3 button terminals. Finally, put your mouse above "Play" and hit the button.