Make a custom USB-HID keypad in the shape of a citrus fruit. This keypad features six mechanical switches for controlling media players like Spotify, iTunes, YouTube, etc. Powered by the Adafruit QT Py RP2040 and CircuitPython.
Inside the case is a NeoPixel Jewel that slowly fades in and out making the keypad illuminate. The QT Py and NeoPixel are housed in a 3D printed case with parts that snap fit together.
Lemon, Lime and Fruits
The case and key caps can be 3D printed in different colors. Choose a color scheme that best matches your preferred flavor of fruit. Could it be an orange, a lemon, a lime or maybe a watermelon? You decide!
Kailh Mechanical Key Switches
Click, click, click... Mechanical key switches offer a tactile feeling and there's a few varieties of switch type. Choose the type that best suits your preference.
One of the goals of this project was to create a unique layout for a keypad. Originally conceived as a circular keypad, the enclosure evidently turned into a fruit inspired shape. As a result, the key caps are cute little triangular pieces.
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List of parts required for this build: