https://hackaday.com/2009/06/04/palm-pre-ipod-spoofing-confirmed/ maybe this is PT's story about impersonating USB devices for itunes
Has anyone made an analog keyboard?
The new Palm Pre cellphone has a "media sync" feature which lets the device sync with iTunes in a fashion identical to an iPod. Last week [Jon Lech Johansen] speculated that this was not done in cooperation with Apple and that Palm was spoofing the iPod's USB controller.
we also have ps/2 but only reading, not emitting (we think)
interesting story from back in the day of naming, etc. with devices VID/PID
@jayceerail what do you mean by analog keyboard?
You can use one of the generic class descriptors to tell the operating system what sort of device has been plugged in.
acoustic keyboard ;-)
Using small joysticks instead on keys.
we also support MIDI!
there are TOPRE keyboards which are technically analog
lots of music software can be automated and controlled with MIDI as well
Speaking of -- what about a capacitive-touch keyboard -- something with no wear surfaces. How would you bring cap/inductive touch into the mix?
Any one tried building a converter for one of those old IBM model F working?
Ohh that's nice :)
@Mark J Hughes We have most of what you need but we don't currently scan touch in the background
@Mark J Hughes I don't think there's a particular new support for cap touch keyboards, but you can use TouchIn with USB keyboard in CircuitPython .. you won't have enough inputs for a full keyboard, and as @tannewt says we don't have a background scan for it either
@kristina panos - I knew you'd love it!
so it may be a little less responsive than our new `keypad` modules
Technically, everything is analog as digital is nothing but analog with thresholds for high and low. (helps to keep in mind when debugging oddities.)
I want that keycap, but for the kailh chocs
I was also wondering about the variable-voltage keypads that you see sometimes
@Ferdinand Vogeler we do support ps2 inputs I think. you should be able to use it to bridge to USB
Did you (Phil/Limor) share who did your custom Adafruit key cap?
@tannewt honestly I'm using a CP keyboard for 6 months+ now (with the old python-based scanning) and I don't see a difference
aaand we're giving away the hackaday keycaps
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@Derek Brown if our partner allows us, we can
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random thought. analog hall sensor for the key, instead of a switch. that'd allow sensing the depth of key press, the mechanical click could be software-adjusted for precision touch, and if properly conformal-coated it could be cleaned in a dishwasher.
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I didn't get a screencap in time. 2nd batch of the macropad will have it, I think
ol' ultrareliable keyboards for eg. nuclear industry were reportedly built with hall sensors, though digital-output ones.
Are there Adafruit keycaps?
@jayceerail there are!
there will be adafruit ones!
and an open source hardware gear
@Thomas Shaddack TOPRE keyboards exist and you can buy them
and a few others :)
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Who else here has a keycap?
https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2783650 is a great library for designing yours3d printed keycaps are cool too
any more questions
Yeah, and we're not doing anything with the emails either.
for any of the winners of the keycaps, after i send you one i do not keep or store your email address, or any info at all
we're gonna wrap soon :)
Next topic mice?
Thanks for the fun!
mice are hard mechanically
you can mimic a mouse with circuitpython
with a keyboad the mechanical part is mostly handled by the switch
Is the new keyboard scan code also on small M0 board?
Where is this form to fill out for the key cap
yes, it's on the smallest boards
@David Glaude you can always check the support matrix for that info :)
We'll be honest. When we first heard about a mouse, we weren't convinced. The argument was that business people weren't familiar with computers. That didn't ring true since every business person in the last century had at least seen a typewriter keyboard, but most of them had never seen a mouse before the 1980s.
@David Glaude I use it on my samd21 keyboards now
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So you make keyboard... but do you make mouse?
thanks all for having us!
I saw that, it was awesome
@Dan Maloney i think we're done!ok
keep on matrix scannin'
OK, I'll do the drawing now
@Dan Maloney ya gonna do the winners now or later?
thanks adafruit crew
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Free the caps!
How many? 10?
@Dan Maloney 10 ! yep
How about RPi keycaps?
First 5 - Derek M Brown
Have to do them in groups of five, sorry. Stand by for round 2...