I WANT a ten DEGREE KEYBOARD ON MY LAPTOP please help, thanks

Asked by zombeastly 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

Help... keyboard problems

I need to know what wires go into what spot... make sense?

Asked by Katsense 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

Laser keyboard

A scanning laser can be mounted on a pad together with a low resolution camera.  With these, an image of different types of keyboard for typing, piano playing, gaming, finger writing can be programmed for user interaction.

Posted by oobi07 8 years ago

How to connect a qwerty keyboard to my flip phone?

Hi all,I have a flip phone that does all what I need including receive text messages. Unfortunately it does not have a qwerty keyboard so sending a reply is painful/difficult. Has anyone found a way to connect a external keyboard to a flip phone?

Asked by BrianEric 2 months ago

Fixing broken key on apple aluminum keyboard? Answered

I bought myself an apple aluminum keyboard a while ago, it worked perfectly until a few days ago. I noticed the w key was a bit sticky, so i took it apart (with a paper clip) and messed around with it until it unstuck. now the key will not work at all (actually if i plug in the keyboard and hit w it gives me a string of w's until i hit backspace, but i hit it after that and it will not work.  the inside of the key assembly is a bit scratched (i used a metal clip, not plastic coated, and i was getting frustrated) so idk if that is it. it clicks responsibly just like the other keys now, but it felt like there as something underneath before i took it apart. getting rather sick of copy pasting w in  :(

Asked by astroboy907 8 years ago | last reply 3 years ago

Usb remote control for PC?

Well,I was thinking about the media keyboards with their control for sound,sleep,next-back and all that. And I was wondering can I make that with a bit more options thrown in like shutdown,maybe make it wireless with blue tooth and stuff like that. There are no devices like that in the markets where I live,and anyway I like to make my own stuff. Any and all help is appreciated.

Asked by muheeb 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

How to make a custom keypad connect to a pc via USB?

Hello, so instead of a keypad its is actually a full fledged keyboard that I made with custom keys and design and all. The problem is I don't know how to make it communicate with my pc. Any ideas? Also before hooking this up with an arduino which IC should I use? Thank you!

Asked by anj17 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago

keyboard conversion Answered

How do i convert a din 5 keyboard to USB?

Asked by devicemodder 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Clean your keyboard in a dishwasher (video)

Nice video of a Mac keyboard in a dishwasherApparently it works!L

Posted by lemonie 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

Make a compact keyboard? Answered

Hey all you tech gurus - I want to modify a full-size keyboard into a compact one, i.e. chopping off the number pad area so that it will fit into a small case. Alternatively, I have a couple of old laptop keyboards - is there a way to wire one to fit into a standard keyboard connection (not USB)? Appreciate your thoughts.

Asked by brandegor 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

Keyboard Pants

It's a keyboard that has been attached to a pair of pants. This bit of DIY tech allows you to touch yourself in public and get work done at the same time. The pink keys are a nice touch, too. A real fashion statement. Keyboard Pants via Make blog

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Can you use a commodore 64 keyboard on a pc?

I have a question I down loaded a commodore 64 emulator on my pc and It's hard to use a normal keyboard can you use a commodore 64 keyboard on a pc?

Posted by puffinmuffin 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

Scrabble Keyboard

A custom keyboard made from Scrabble tiles. Sweet to see that the craftsmanship extends well beyond just having the tiles as buttons and the overall piece is great to behold. Linkvia Gizmodo

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Android custom soft keyboard?

Android custom soft keyboard? I'm trying to create my own custom virtual keyboard for Android. Tackling small problems. Can someone help me? 1) How can I customize the colors, the shapes of the keys on a keyboard? 2) Can I change the font of the labels of the keys on the keyboard? 3) Can I put the icons instead of the characters on the popup when you long press? Here is my code: Thanks!

Asked by tommyhansen 4 years ago

how to change keyboard key assignments by rewiring keyboard

Trying to create a keyboard (steampunk design, but not necessary for you to know) with reassigned keys.  i would like to place symbols/icons on the keys and when someone is presented with an encoded message, they choose the appropriate keys and the message comes out in our normal alphabet.  if i don't reassign the keys, then someone familiar with the keyboard qwerty style can figure out the message without using the keyboard. i'm not very techy so pls. be as clear as possible.  i have found freeware out there that reassigns the keyboard keys but it is global and i need this to be keyboard specific since i'm designing the keyboard to look futuristic. it's for a scavenger hunt party.   thanks for any help out there.

Posted by invitediva 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

I wander how to make a 2x button on a keyboard? Answered

I want to customize an Usb numerical keyboard, making one of the button a 2x button. How can I do it?

Asked by NegritoCumba 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

How do I convert a wireless keyboard to usb?

I have 2 wireless keyboards that don't have receivers, so I'd like to make them both usb instead.

Asked by whitegirl 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

how to clean out your keyboard? Answered

My keyboard is about 3 years old... it has tons of dust trapped between the keys and such, just wondering a easy way to get rid of the junk on it :D appreciated~~~

Asked by nachozombie 7 years ago | last reply 5 years ago

How could I make a rigid USB keyboard fold in half?

No one seems to manufacture a full size 104(?) key keyboard which folds (the way the first IBM Thinkpad's notebook board did) so as to fit in a backpack or notebook case. I do not like to type on those rubber roll up keyboards. Any ideas on how I could build a folding keyboard? Thanks

Posted by TAP119 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago

how can i rewire a "Stowaway Portable Keyboard" to a usb from a kyocera smartphone?

I have a Kyocera Smartphone Portable Stowaway Keyboard, that I want to rewire for use as a usb keyboard. Anybody familiar with these? There are five wires coming off the adapters electronic board to the phone connector. Is there anyway to rewire these to a usb cable to work as a regular keyboard?

Asked by micraigl 6 years ago | last reply 2 years ago

A keyboard button pushing robot/ machine?

Can anyone build a bot that can sit on a desk and press the A key or left/right arrow keys every 10-15 min?

Posted by imarere 6 years ago | last reply 2 years ago

Laptop Stuff

Just wanted to know how difficult it will be to replace a laptop/net-book keyboard and touch-pad with a custom built one and also hoe hard it will be to build said custom laptop & keyboard?

Posted by wii maniac 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Is there a way to make my pc detect my keyboard as a joystick?

I just received "x-wing vs. tie fighter" from my uncle and I don't have a joystick! Is there a program out there that can make my pc detect my keyboard as a joystick? Please Help!

Asked by tvsamuel 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

What can I do with an old computer keyboard that does not work? Answered

I got a keyboard that my school was going to throw out, I asked if I could have it and they said yes. I have spent much time thinking about what I can do but came up with nothing.

Asked by Proudlefty 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

Can I use membrane keyboard by directly touching on the membrane layer?

What happens if I press on the membrane layer directly with my figners? Will I get shock or something funny happens? 

Asked by xeonornexus 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago

connect usb cable to usb keyboard

I have a usb keyboard. somehow the usb cable is disconnected from the keyboard. I opened the keyboard. USB cable has 4 wires (1 blue, 1 orange, 1 white and 1 green). The circuit board has code like C, V, D and G. Now which one is for which wire? out of C,V,D and G which is for ground, which is for VCC and which is for Data+ and data- the color code of USB cable I know. But cannot understand which wire to connect which code (C,V,D,G) of circuit board?

Asked by jpsarkar 9 years ago | last reply 4 days ago

(Cheap) Dedicated Hotkey Keyboard?

I'm doing a project where I need a device that can launch multiple programs from shortcuts on the desktop without a mouse or keyboard. I'd usually just get an external numpad and map the shortcuts to that, but the programs use the number keys, so I wouldn't want to map shortcuts to anything on the numpad.  I'm not exactly sure what to look for, but searching for "programmable keyboard" only returns a few (totally overpriced) results.  Does anybody have any ideas?  It doesn't necessarily have to be pretty, but that's always a bonus.

Posted by scott! 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago

Palm Universal Wireless Keyboard disassembly?

I'm toying with the thought of adapting my Palm Universal Wireless Keyboard to work with Bluetooth.  Currently, it sends irDA data at 9600 baud.  This should be decodable using an xmega's usart which has an irDA mode.  One could even bypass the IR emitter, as there are exposed contacts in the base where one can catch the signals prior to irDA transmission (at 1.5V high  / 0.5V low levels). My question is: Does anyone know how to disassemble the keyboard?  I don't see any screws anywhere.

Posted by arpruss 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago

Button pressed

Hello guys this is a weird question but do you know a way that i can calculate the time while i press a button on my keyboard

Posted by OmarB8 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago

Backlighting a Keyboard

So a while back i purchased a keyboard that uses blue EL Wire to backlight the keys.  I like the blue, but i'd like to add some variety to it.  i'd like to add more different colors and a switch that toggles between the different colors (so i can change from blue to say red or green etc..) are there different voltages/currents for the wire that i should be concerned about? any other help/advice would be appreciated too.. thanks ahead of time!

Posted by ShadyMilkman0 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago

crazy CTRL key on HP keyboard HELP~!!!~

I have an HP keyboard, the CTRL key I used to use to be able to clk mouse on web page drop down box of multiple items , hold CTRL key and select multiple items from box. NOW I do the above and when I press the CTRL key it Opens a new Internet window..Will not alloe me to multi select anything. HELP this is driving me Nuts...

Posted by gogrannygo 11 years ago

"Keyboard Masher" Facebook game.

Fun little game I found where the object is to mash as many keys as possible in 20 seconds.  Here's a video of me playing the game, I got over 10,000 keys, which is apparently better than 99% of facebook users: Link to game: apps.facebook.com/keyboard_mash/

Posted by DJ Radio 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

Need help with my project- Virtual Keyboard

Hi, im working on this project called the virtual keyboard. the details can be found at  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_keyboard im facing a few problems, projection module requires for the use of a holographic plate to project the image of the keyboard on the surface but this stuff isn't available to me so i'm searching for alternatives, i've tried projecting the image using light and a plastic sheet instead but it did'nt work. i  also tried working with infrared light but the spot size is too small and would require a diffractive image to correctly project the image due to its compact siz

Posted by ameenyousuf 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

LED Keyboard

Ok guys and girls, I have a pretty neat idea I want to try. I was playing my favorite PC game at like 3 am and I wanted to play in the dark but I couldn't because my keyboard is black and I couldn't see it, so a great idea hit me... I want to pull apart my keyboard and but some LEDs in it so when I plug it in LEDs light up the board behind the keys. my only real problem though is knowing where to attach the wires from the LEDs to the board so I don't need and external power source... So if anyone is out there and have the same idea or maybe even have done this please let me know!!!

Posted by animal0307 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago

Restore Painted Letters on Keyboard Keys

White dry transfer letters can be purchased from: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Woodland-Scenics-Railroad-Gothic-Letters-Whit-WOODT507-/130726408706?pt=Model_RR_Trains&hash;=item1e6fe6b202#ht_3538wt_785 for $6.67. The letters are typically used in model railroading. Clean the keyboard keys with a mild cleaner on a damp cloth. Wipe dry. Remove any partial letters with a pencil or ballpoint pen eraser. Apply the letters to the keys per the instructions on the package. A dull pencil works well. Lightly coat the key with clear nail polish. Should look like new and will last longer than the original.

Posted by rwemerson 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

What Is That Doing There?!

Ok, I was so bored today that i actually sat, and wondered what the little "shelf" on the Caps Lock button was there for on the keyboard.. I mean really, what's its soul purpose in life, what are its goals to accomplish and brag about when its older..

Posted by bumpus 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago

Airport internet kiosk haunts my dreams. I must have one. Answered

I was at the Dallas airport and they had these great little kiosks with internet access. THE KEYBOARDS WERE AWESOME. They appeared to be indestructible and had a satisfying feel to them.... The kiosk had a few inscriptions: "Clearchannel", "Neptune Networks", and "DWF Free Internet". Does anyone know where I could find such a keyboard for my very own, or at least a supplier for those tasty, tasty push buttons?

Asked by asdterror 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago

laptop Keyboard problem - I can not make a capital m,j,k,i or < with left shift key.

I have an acer keyboard and the computer was opened to repair the speaker output. I did not do the repair and I wasn't present when it was done. Now several keys will not work with the left shift key. The m key does not work with either shift key. When I use the left shift key on with these keys nothing happens. The only way to make a capital m, is to use the caps lock key.  Do you have any suggestions on how to fix this. Buying a new computer is not an option. By the way, the original speaker repair sounded good for only one day. 

Asked by artlife 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago

arduino interfacing with ps2 keyboard

Simple_Testmodify.cpp: In function 'void setup()': Simple_Testmodify:34: error: no matching function for call to 'PS2Keyboard::begin(int&, int&)' C:\Program Files\arduino-1.0\libraries\PS2Keyboard_014A/PS2Keyboard.h:77: note: candidates are: void PS2Keyboard::begin(int) Simple_Testmodify.cpp: In function 'void loop()': Simple_Testmodify:52: error: 'begin' was not declared in this scope THE ABOVE ERROR WAS SHOWN ON VERIFICATION OF THE PROGRAM KINDLY ADVICE THIS WAS THE CODE I USED TO INTER FACE PS2 KEYBOARD WITH ARDUINO UNO  #include int DataPin = 8; int IRQpin =  3; PS2Keyboard keyboard; void setup() {   delay(1000);   keyboard.begin(DataPin,IRQpin);   Serial.begin(9600);   Serial.println("Keyboard Test:"); } void loop() {   if (keyboard.available()) {     char PS2_ENTER;     char PS2_TAB;     char PS2_ESC;     char PS2_PAGEDOWN;     char PS2_PAGEUP;     char PS2_LEFTARROW;     char PS2_RIGHTARROW;     char PS2_UPARROW;     char PS2_DOWNARROW;     char PS2_DELETE;     // read the next key        char c = keyboard.read();         // check for some of the special keys     if (c == PS2_ENTER) {       Serial.println();     } else if (c == PS2_TAB) {       Serial.print("[Tab]");     } else if (c == PS2_ESC) {       Serial.print("[ESC]");     } else if (c == PS2_PAGEDOWN) {       Serial.print("[PgDn]");     } else if (c == PS2_PAGEUP) {       Serial.print("[PgUp]");     } else if (c == PS2_LEFTARROW) {       Serial.print("[Left]");     } else if (c == PS2_RIGHTARROW) {       Serial.print("[Right]");     } else if (c == PS2_UPARROW) {       Serial.print("[Up]");     } else if (c == PS2_DOWNARROW) {       Serial.print("[Down]");     } else if (c == PS2_DELETE) {       Serial.print("[Del]");     } else {             // otherwise, just print all normal characters       Serial.print(c);     }   } }

Posted by akshay12345 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

Modding the sounds of a toykeyboard

At the current moment, I am in possession of a Casio Rapman (with VOICE EFFECTOR) that is in pristine condition. At the moment, my question is how would I go about changing the sounds of the different settings for the keyboard in order to make a 4-bit chiptune set  instead of the early nineties vision of what things should sound like. Anyone know their stuff?

Posted by DVD Player 8 years ago

Stencils for a keyboard

Hey all. Does anyone know of anywhere to get a good stencil for a keyboard? I have searched google and only find the sticker ones which won't work for the project I am working on. I have tried to cut out some with an exacto but it has not been very effective for that size of letters and is a rather daunting task on an already HUGE time sink of a project (over 100 man hours in already). I have been to a large local Micheals and the stencils they have are all to large for the keys. I tried hand painting them but this is being painted onto glass AND it is spherical to boot AND the paint I have for the glass is not very consistant and streaks unevenly on the stroke often especially when doing curved letters so that is out. The only thing I think would work is a decent vinyl stencil (or some other material which will flex to the curvature and adhere to the glass). If anyone knows of a place to get this or some technique that I have yet not thought of I would absolutely LOVE to hear it. Thanks.

Posted by jason.burr.946 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago

How to remap a key board key?

I want to change what some of my key board keys do. (I have a Windows computer if that helps) Can any one help?

Asked by TurboFish 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago

simple electronic music keyboard

To all: I teach music in Elementary school. In my classes we play the recorder. In some of my classes I have some very special needs students. So they have been pushing on paper buttons that represent the recorder. They do a grate job. I would like to try and make something that can play the same pitch as our recorders and not have to change their set up very much if at all. Now they have a large black paper with circles of colored paper with note names on them. The push down on the note names as we (the rest of the class) plays the song. They are not able to play (hold the recorder) well enough to join in due to their special needs. They do seem to be getting it though. They can push the buttons at the right time. I thought if I could hook up something underneath their buttons with a small speaker etc........ What can I do that won't cost very much??? Thanks. Carmine

Posted by carmitsu 10 years ago | last reply 6 years ago

how do i fix my ibm thinkpad 600x , when i turn it on it gives error 8611 ? Answered

Sometimes gives 161 163 173 301 Etc etc, ive seen wud these codes mean, read a lot of instructions, but seriously, i need a REAL solution!

Asked by N.Khan 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago

Electric typewriter to USB keyboard

Is there an instructable that is basically universal that show how to convert and electric typewriter to a USB keyboard?

Posted by metalshiflet 4 years ago | last reply 4 years ago

PSP GO keyboard?

Can somebody explain me how to mod-insert one of those mini bluetooth keyboards from dealextreme into a psp go? Keyboard link: http://www.dealextreme.com/p/mini-bluetooth-keyboard-for-android-wince-nokia-symbian-s60-cellphones-black-37863

Asked by menace4 7 years ago

MY Dell D520 Laptop keyboard is broken??

MY Dell D520 Laptop keyboard is broken yesterday, I must change new Dell D520 keyboard, just I go to “google” and find Dell D520 Laptop keyboard online store:http://www.laptopbattery-usa.com/dell-latitude-d520-laptop-keyboard-dell-d520-keyboard-p-109.htmlhow about this D520 keyboard, can you tell me your best idea??

Posted by davidxi2008 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago

ideas for an inventive computer keyboard

I made a rollup keyboard by just taking the plastic and circuits out of a keyboard and it works very wll

Posted by ctdrum1124 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago

Is there a way to turn a computer keyboard into a MIDI controller?

I've seen this question before, but what i'd like to know if there is a way to use a USB computer keyboard as a MIDI controller while still having other keyboard connected at the same time which I'd use as a regular computer keyboard

Asked by Gizah 7 years ago | last reply 6 years ago