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Tiny USB keyboard

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:22 pm
by nastybuttler322
Hey pi people,



I have seen a countless amount of people selling tiny keyboards with a touch interface in place of a mouse, and all of which are using a wireless connection. I am wanting to use one of these or a near equivalent sized keyboard for a project. I love learning ( I am currently taking six college classes), and would be happy to learn how to make my own keyboard cheaply if that's what it takes. I need this keyboard to use USB, not wifi. If there is an easy hardware modification to one of those wireless keyboard things, that would be fine. If anyone knows of a USB keyboard of similar size and price that would be awesome too! I have a feeling that the material required for a DIY tiny keyboard would cost about the same as a manufactured from China keyboard. I really want to keep this cheap, so if it is about the same in price I would prefer a link to some information on how to go about doing that. I am posting this here because USB is an I/O interface, sorry if the section was intended to have some other use for interface posts.

Re: Tiny USB keyboard

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:29 pm
by k-pi
The one I have is a rechargeable, so can run from the usb port, it's called an Ideapro, & cost about £10.

(Gone up in price since I got mine.)
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wireless-Keybo ... 54G9X?th=1

Re: Tiny USB keyboard

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:34 am
by nastybuttler322
Unfortunately that one is not able to be shipped to the U.S. . Probably because of our new illegal alien policies lol jk but maybe not kidding.


But that is the same one that I keep seeing by the majority of sellers. Will it work if plugged through the USB without the battery? It's a good price.

Re: Tiny USB keyboard

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 3:48 am
by peterlite
Search for flexible keyboard. There are many in different sizes and thicknesses. You can roll them around your Pi case. Most are food and drink tolerant. I had one that was waterproof to the depth provided by the cable.