Overview

The general purpose computer coupled with the general purpose keyboard and mouse is a powerful combination, but wouldn't you like something a bit more... specific purpose for launch applications, playing media, and firing off keyboard-combos? Enter the Launch Deck Trellis M4!

The Trellis M4 can emulate a USB keyboard, so your computer has no idea that when you press a single button on the Trellis M4 it isn't actually you pressing a four button keyboard combo on your real keyboard!

The Launch Deck Trellis M4 uses a simple CircuitPython program to send totally customized HID USB keycode and media commands with any of its colorful 32 buttons. You can decide which buttons do what, and color code them as you like. A red button to launch Gmail, an orange button for Firefox, a green button for an old school homebrew themed terminal window, and so on.

This guide will show you how to set up the NeoTrellis M4 to send keyboard combos out to an app launching program, such as Automator and Quicksilver on macOS, and AutoHotkey in Windows.

Parts

Adafruit NeoTrellis M4 with Enclosure and Buttons Kit Pack

PRODUCT ID: 4020
So you've got a cool/witty name for your band, a Soundcloud account, a 3D-printed Daft Punk...
$59.95
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USB cable - USB A to Micro-B

PRODUCT ID: 592
This here is your standard A to micro-B USB cable, for USB 1.1 or 2.0. Perfect for connecting a PC to your Metro, Feather, Raspberry Pi or other dev-board or...
$2.95
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Adafruit NeoTrellis M4 Mainboard - featuring SAMD51

PRODUCT ID: 3938
We got a big ol' blender and tossed in an ItsyBitsy M4, two NeoTrellis boards and an electret mic amp - turned on the 'mix' button and out came the NeoTrellis M4 - a super...
$39.95
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NeoTrellis M4 Acrylic Enclosure Kit

PRODUCT ID: 3963
So you've got your Adafruit NeoTrellis M4, a cool/witty name for your band, a Soundcloud account, 
$12.50
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Silicone Elastomer 4x4 Button Keypad - 2 Pack

PRODUCT ID: 4021
So squishy! These silicone elastomer keypads are just waiting for your fingers to press them. Go ahead, squish all you like! (They're durable and easy to clean, just wipe with mild...
$9.50
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This guide was first published on Dec 01, 2018. It was last updated on Dec 01, 2018. This page (Overview) was last updated on Dec 01, 2018.