This video by Frank Adams shows how to make a USB laptop keyboard controller:
This video and “Instructable” describe how to make a USB controller for a laptop keyboard. I designed a circuit card for a Teensy LC or 3.2 that connects to a keyboard FPC cable with up to 34 pins on a 1mm or 0.8mm pitch.
Tom Nardi writes on Hackaday about the project:
[Frank Adams] liked the keyboard on his Lenovo ThinkPad T61 so much that he decided to design an adapter so he could use it over USB with the Teensy microcontroller. He got the Trackpoint working, and along the way managed to add support for a number of other laptop boards as well. Before you know it, he had a full-blown open source project on his hands.
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It’s cold outside! So grab a copy of the Hackaday Podcast, and catch up on what you missed this week.
Highlights include a dip into audio processing with sox and FFMPEG, scripting for Gmail, weaving your own carbon fiber tubes, staring into the sharpest color CRT ever, and unlocking the secrets of cheap 433 MHz devices. Plus Elliot talks about his follies in building an igloo while Mike marvels at what’s coming out of passive RFID sensor research.
And what’s that strange noise at the end of the podcast?
via Hackaday Podcast Ep3 – Igloos, Lidar, And The Blinking LED Of RF Hacking — Hackaday
The SNES Box Go is a relatively simple portable Super Nintendo mod, much like the N64 portables I’ve done in the past. The one key difference here is that this is my first time I’ve used a Flashcart in the build to load the games from ROMs instead of the actual cartridge. I’ve had a little experience with Flashcartswhere I updated an old system of mine with an Everdrive 64 at the end of last year.
via The SNES Box Go: Perhaps A First for Console Modding — Downing’s Basement
KiCon 2019 (KiCad conference) is planned for April 26-27 in Chicago.
The Call For Talk Proposals (CFP) will close on Feb 8th if you or anyone you know is interested in giving a talk.
Supplyframe’s meetup in San Francisco is back for 2019!
- Jean Rintoul () – Spectra: Open Source Biomedical Imaging
- Beau Ambur – EEG: Thoughts and Visions
The live stream will be available on YouTube:
In this week’s podcast, editors Elliot Williams and Mike Szczys look back on favorite hacks and articles from the week. Highlights include a deep dive in barn-door telescope trackers, listening in on mains power, the backstory of a supercomputer inventor, and crazy test practices with new jet engine designs. We discuss some of our favorite circuit sculptures, and look at a new textile-based computer and an old server-based one.
This week, a round table of who’s-who in the Open Source FPGA movement discusses what’s next in 2019. David Shah, Clifford Wolf, Piotr Esden-Tempski, and Tim Ansell spoke with Elliot at 35C3.
via Hackaday Podcast Ep2 – Curious Gadgets And The FPGA Brain Trust — Hackaday
From Chris D. on the Tindie blog:
Soldering is the perfect hobby for anyone who wants to make their own electrical equipment – you’ll learn how it operates, teach yourself to diagnose faults and even save money on buying completed products!
This is the core skill in assembling your own electronics. It requires a slowly-paced, methodical approach which becomes equally relaxing as it is engrossing. You’ll love the feeling of plugging in a device you’ve just put together from intriguing and seemingly magical components – one of the great little pleasures of soldering, especially when it works first time!
Even the most long-standing electrician was once in a position of not knowing what was required or involved in soldering, so don’t fret if it’s new to you. We’re going to look at what’s needed to get started in soldering and what each item does, so you’ll know exactly what to put on your soldering workbench and get started in making exciting electrical gadgets!
The Open Source Hardware User Group (OSHUG) is meeting tomorrow, Thursday, January 17th, in London, UK:
To start off the year, we have a series of talks around the theme of
Acorn computers, RISC OS, RISC-V toolchain.
- Brief history of Unix-like operating systems on Acorn hardware
- RISC OS : What’s Next
- Embedded FreeBSD on a five-core RISC-V processor using LLVM
- Using Buildroot to create embedded Linux systems for 64-bit RISC-V