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Metal Phone Keypad to usb device? Answered

Hi everyone. The Dialpad from an emergency outdoor phone was being thrown out in the trash and I thought I could do something cool with it so I rescued it. But I was wondering if anyone knows how to make it into a usb device (like those small numpad attachments you can buy) I don't know much about these kind of topics, so any and all help is greatly appreciated. The model number is Ceeco 700-100 rev3. I would attach a picture of it but I accidentally left my phone at work. So instead here is a picture of one that looks like it. It looks almost exactly like this http://i01.i.aliimg.com/img/pb/418/173/607/607173418_606.jpg and has 8 different color wires coming out the back

Thanks in advance

Jwag

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Jwag598

4 years ago

And then connect the wires coming out of the keypad to the analog inputs on the arduino?

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Jwag598

4 years ago

Never mind, found some documentation on the subject

https://www.inkling.com/read/arduino-cookbook-michael-margolis-2nd/chapter-5/recipe-5-5

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Jwag598

4 years ago

Thank you. I get that, and I'm a comp sci major so I can learn programming easily enough. However I don't know where to get started on the hardware side.

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mpilchfamily

4 years ago

Need to learn how to use a micro controller and program it in C. You can connect the keypad to a Arduino which can allow you to emulate a numeric keypad or any other USB device. You can even use it as a MIDI device.