One of the things I like the most about the Free Hardware projects is the possibility that they have to recycle and reuse obsolete or so-called garbage items to turn them into useful and functional objects for us or for other people. With this in mind, it's no wonder the Arduino keyboard and mouse recycling project caught my eye.
The plate Arduino Pro Mini It is a small and powerful plate that it can give a lot of play as it has shown in this project. So with this board and a bluetooth extension we can make an old keyboard and mouse go wireless, without spending more money than we should.
Evan kale's adapter makes anyone can recycle their old keyboard
The operation is simple: we take a PS / 2 port and connect it to the Arduino Pro Mini board, then we connect the Arduino board to a bluetooth extension e we enter the code plates. Now you just need to power the Arduino and connect the keyboard and mouse to the PS / 2 port. The summarized operation is simple but to achieve great results we have to use a little DIY and a lot of imagination.
The project that is based on this and that has attracted a lot of attention for its originality is the one created by Evan Kale, a project that has an adapter in the shape of a Minion, a nice wireless adapter that will allow us to use any wired keyboard and mouse on any device via bluetooth, from a normal computer to a mobile to a tablet with a large screen.
We could explain how to make this adapter step by step, but in the video of the creator it is explained very well, although it is in English, anyone can create this curious adapter that will allow us to recycle the old keyboard and mouse that goes around the house What do you think of this project? Curious way to recycle, don't you think?