Now after the first day of constant copying and pasting, and having to change the folder I was using, my hand hurt and I was tired of the repetition so I got the idea. I had an idea earlier in the year to make a little keyboard that I could use for symbols when writing a lab report, like the ohm symbol, micro symbol, etc. Well I never did do that but I had all the parts for it so I decided to finally make this project and use it to help me at my job.
I would like to point to an episode of SparkFun's Engineering Roundtable that gave me the headstart to do this project. It can be found here.
Step 1: Materials
Small pushbutton, NO(already had)
USB cable(already had)
Ribbon cable with headers or jumper wires
Step 2: Setup
Once I found out which pin was which, I assigned each one to an Arduino pin.