Adafruit’s MacroPad was designed as the ultimate keyboard accessory — whether for application hotkeys or making music or other computer-like duties.
One thing that really sets MacroPad apart from similar devices is that it’s not simply a small keyboard…it’s a whole development board running CircuitPython. Very handy for computer-connected tasks, certainly, but nothing actually demands that. What else could one do with this? How about a trinary handheld calculator? Attach a USB battery and make it portable. Make a Quantum Leap Handlink cosplay accessory. Or program some little games.
Let’s try the latter and make a game! Just a simplistic one, but hopefully it plants some good ideas…
- MacroPad isn’t just a keyboard, it’s fully programmable in CircuitPython.
- It can do more than keyboard macros.
- It can be made portable with a USB battery.
- Consider using Macropad sideways or upside-down if your project calls for it. There is no “up” in space!
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