The code for this project is not working well, and we do not recommend running the code as is for now. We will be working on improved code.

Kitty Paw

Build the cutest four-button mechanical keypad with the Adafruit QT Py RP2040 and a 1.54in TFT display. Using CircuitPython, you can turn this into a USB macro pad or a MIDI controller.

Kitty Paw

Designed to look like a kitty paw, this four-button keypad is 3D printed and uses mechanical key switches. Featuring key cap "Toe Beans", this little project is paired nicely with one of Adafruit's cutest dev boards.

USB Macros & MIDI

The 1.54in TFT screen displays an animated bitmap of the infamous Party Parrot and advances a frame each time a key is pressed. The buttons can be mapped to MIDI notes and keyboard shortcuts, making this fully customizable.

3D Printing & DIY Electronics

The QT Py RP2040 is perfect for projects that need a display and a few key switches. The enclosure is 3D printed with parts that snap fit together.

Prerequisite Guides

Take a moment to walk through the following guides to get familiar with the parts and CircuitPython libraries.

Parts List

Video of hand holding a QT Py PCB in their hand. An LED glows rainbow colors.
What a cutie pie! Or is it... a QT Py? This diminutive dev board comes with one of our new favorite chip, the RP2040. It's been made famous in the new
$9.95
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Overhead video of OLED breakout wired up on breadboard to QT Py and BFF driver board. Video displays multi-colored shapes and animations.
We've been looking for a display like this for a long time - it's only 1.5" diagonal but has a high density 220 ppi, 240x240 pixel display with full-angle viewing. It...
$17.50
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Angled shot of ten black Kailh key switches.
For crafting your very own custom keyboard, these Kailh Black Linear mechanical key switches are deeee-luxe! With smooth actuation and Cherry MX...
$6.95
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10 wire Silicone Cover Stranded-Core Ribbon Cable
For those who are fans of our silicone-covered wires, but are always looking to up their wiring game. We now have Silicone Cover Ribbon cables! These may look...
$3.95
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1 x USB C Cable
USB Type C Cable with Data/Charge Switch - 1 meter long

This guide was first published on Jun 29, 2021. It was last updated on Jun 23, 2024.

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