Introduction: USB Foot-pedal Keyboard

Picture of USB Foot-pedal Keyboard

This USB foot-pedal keyboard is the younger brother of the cheap and simple foot-pedal keyboard
On this model I improved the layout and upgraded the electronics.
It now has 10 buttons instead of 5 and I increased the size of the 'main' pedals . The fabric hinges are replaced with metal ones and are placed on the top of the pedals instead of the bottom.
For the electronics I used a teensy instead of an USB keyboard. Using a teensy makes it much easier to to link a key to one of the pedals and change this if wanted.
I had a great time building this foot-pedal keyboard, it works great but there are still some thing I want to change.
Note to self:
   -Cut the walls that divide the pedals under an angle (making them stick out less).
      o This will make it easier to move your feet from pedal to pedal.
   -Add modes to the programming.
      o So that you can change the key binds on the go.

Want to build one of these yourself, give feedback or maybe you know some improvements? Don't be afraid to comment!


amandaghassaei (author)2012-12-10

this looks great! can you post a schematic?

Thanks for the reply! I added the schematics, hope they clear things up for you!

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