Minimal mechanical macropads are fun and useful. Perfect for playing rhythm games (Osu!), media controls, mic/camera muting, and more. You can customize the Deco Keypad to press any key or key-combo, as well as pick your favorite colors for the under-lit NeoPixels.

Build your own using the NeoKey FeatherWing, two mechanical keyswitches with keycaps, and the CircuitPython-capable Feather of your choice.

The Art Deco-inspired, 3D printed case has ports for USB, STEMMA QT cable, and the reset button. Add rubber bumper feet for a nice, stable macropad experience!

Parts

Angled video of FeatherWing PCB installed on breadboard with key caps and switches. A finger reaches down to press the keys which light up rainbow colors.
The only thing better than a nice mechanical key, is two of them, and ones that also can glow any color of the rainbow - and that's what the Adafruit NeoKey FeatherWing...
$4.50
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Top down view of four piles of Kailh key switches in Red, Black, Brown, and Black variations.
For crafting your very own custom keyboard, these Kailh mechanical key switches are deeee-luxe!Come in a pack of 10 switches, plenty to make a...
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Angled shot of 10 translucent key caps.
Get ready to clacky to your heart's content. Here is a 10 pack of translucent keycaps for your next mechanical keyboard or
$4.95
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Feather

You can use pretty much any CircuitPython-capable Feather for this project.

NOTE: The code for this project sends keystrokes over a USB cable, not Bluetooth Low Energy. That's entirely possible if you'd like to adjust the code accordingly, just not the goal of this particular project.
Angled shot of a Adafruit Feather nRF52840 Express.
The Adafruit Feather nRF52840 Express is the new Feather family member with Bluetooth Low Energy and native USB support featuring the nRF52840!  It's...
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Any Feather that can run CircuitPython will be totally fine for this project:
Angled shot of a Adafruit Feather M4 Express.
It's what you've been waiting for, the Feather M4 Express featuring ATSAMD51. This Feather is fast like a swift, smart like an owl, strong like a ox-bird (it's half ox,...
$22.95
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Angled shot of a Adafruit Feather M0 Express - ATSAMD21 Cortex M0.
At the Feather M0's heart is an ATSAMD21G18 ARM Cortex M0+ processor, clocked at 48 MHz and at 3.3V logic, the same one used in the new 
$19.95
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Angle shot of Feather RP2040 prototype
A new chip means a new Feather, and the Raspberry Pi RP2040 is no exception. When we saw this chip we thought "this chip is going to be awesome when we give it the Feather...
$11.95
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Angled shot of a Header Kit for Feather - 12-pin and 16-pin Female Header Set.
These two Female Headers alone are, well, lonely. But pair them with any of our 
$0.95
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Angled shot of a pink/purple woven USB cable plugged into a laptop port and a small dev board.
This cable is not only super-fashionable, with a woven pink and purple Blinka-like pattern, it's also made for USB C for our modernized breakout boards, Feathers and more. 
$3.95
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Pack of 4 Little Rubber Bumper Feet
Keep your electronics from going barefoot, give them little rubber feet! These small sticky bumpers are our favorite accessory for any electronic kit or device. They are sticky, but...
$0.95
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This guide was first published on Jun 09, 2021. It was last updated on 2021-06-09 16:46:14 -0400.

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