Upgrade your old keyboard with an Arduino Mini Pro board

Old keyboard with Scroll

Many of us surely have changed the keyboard not because of its malfunction but for a better one that gives us more speed when writing with it. It is something that has also happened with mice, going from ball mice to wireless ones.

A user has tried to improve the keyboard and mouse that we all have but without changing devices, just adding an interesting plugin, a manual scroll.

This manual scroll is added to the lever-shaped keyboard, a fully functional lever thanks to an Arduino Mini Pro board. This complement allows us to add a scroll to the keyboard by making no need to use mouse Or rather not having to change accessories to write or enter information.

The Arduino Mini Pro board is responsible for connecting the lever with the keyboard hardware, thus sending all the information to the mouse. The lever will be useful for when we need to scroll or simply move the mouse to click, all without using the mouse.

An old keyboard can come back to life thanks to an Arduino Mini board

Building this custom keyboard is easy, so easy that it is not needed make a guideYou only need to know how the Arduino Mini Pro works and connect it to the pc. With this knowledge we can create this keyboard and be more productive when working because we will save the time of using the mouse. The price of this add-on is quite low, but it can still be quite expensive if we consider the new keyboards with a built-in mouse.

If we have an old and quite broken keyboard, it is best to change the keyboard for a keyboard with a built-in mouse. But if our keyboard is really new and works quite well, the best alternative we have is this add-on with Arduino Mini Pro.


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