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Questions tagged [keyboard]

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Adjusting Threshold for Digital Pins

I am working on a project using Force Sensors to build a keyboard for MD patients. I have connected the sensors (each with 4 input pins) to digital pins to Arduino Due. I want to adjust the threshold ...
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Button press on Arduino will write different message on Windows based on Foreground window

I have a Feather with 1 push button connected to my PC. Whenever I press the button, it pastes what's on the clipboard and a few additional characters to help with a repetitive task (using the ...
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Arduino Nano BLE 33 default example sketch `USBHID>Keyboard` makes the Arduino unusable

How the problem started I was playing around with using the Arduino Nano BLE 33 as a keyboard, and stumbled upon the USBHID>Keyboard sketch which I got via the default suggestion from the Board ...
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Can't type backslash (\) with Keyboard library

I'm trying to make a macro keyboard, where I can press a single button and it will open programs for me. I'm trying to type this, for example: "c:\windows" but it gets typed out like this: ...
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Matrix Keyboard

I'm trying to program a mechanical keyboard running on the Arduino Pro Micro (5V/16MHz). I'm using a matrix approach (4x12), and while I believe the code and the wiring (both of which I've checked ...
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Keyboard commands not working? [duplicate]

So I've been trying to use Mouse.move(); and Keyboard.press();. Every time I try to send it to my Arduino(mega 2560) it says keyboard or mouse was not declared. Any solutions? #include <Keyboard....
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Keyboard.h not found on Arduino nano

I am trying to use keyboard on my Arduino nano, but i get this error: 'Keyboard' not found. Does your sketch include the line '#include <Keyboard.h>'? As per the answer in Keyboard.h not found, ...
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Peculiar behaviour of arduino pro micro

I am working with an arduino pro micro and I am facing a peculiar problem. The project I am working with includes arduino MKR NB 1500 as well. I am transferring data from MKR NB 1500 to arduino pro ...
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Arduino Uno R3 HID with HC-06 BT module

Im trying to make a macro pad using Arduino Uno r3 and 4x4 matrix (cherry blue clone) . I know using a pro micro is better than uno cause there isn't HID compatibility in uno but since i already have ...
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Can i use PL2303 USB to TTL Serial Converter Module send keystrokes using Arduino nano?

If I can, which library to use (an example code will be great). Here is the module:
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Change character sequence

I turn on the transmission of one key that works to open the door, but after a certain time I need to close the door, and for this I need to use the second key. I want to do without additional buttons,...
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Can ESP32 used for mobile game controller?

I have a term project: I need to develop a mobile game(Guitar Hero Like rhythm game) probably on Unity and I need to develop a custom controller for this game that works on android device. There will ...
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Save highlighted text as int variable

I build a macro keyboard and one thing I do alot is add a set amount to numbers mostly in 3d modeling programs. I add and remove 0.25 and 0.125 all the time. I want to make a macro that copies ...
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ESP8266: #include <Keyboard.h> causes fatal error: HID.h: No such file or directory

OS: Mac Arduino: 1.8.13 Keyboard Library: 1.0.2 I have a generic ESP8266 board, and I have the following code void setup() { // put your setup code here, to run once: pinMode(LED_BUILTIN, OUTPUT);...
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Using Leonardo as keyboard: add wake and sleep functions

I want to use a Leonardo with USB chip to emit some commands via USB port to a digital piano computer (running Windows 7) for various functions. I've gotten the Leonardo to emit page up and page down ...
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Using Keyboard library for ISO-UK layout

I am creating a keyboard and the PC I use it with is configured for UK so the keyboard layout it expects is this I've highlighted the ISO-UK vs ANSI-US differences but the only key I am having real ...
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Button and twist knob to send keystroke to PC

As a novice, I would like to create a small breadboard with 5 items on it. 3 toggle buttons, and two constant spin (ie. no stop at 360 degrees) knobs. Is then like the bottoms to send what ever key ...
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Can I use arduino pro micro rx tx as digital pins

I'm using arduino pro micro Atmega32u4 5v 16Mhz I want to use it to make a HID Keyboard and Mouse but I ran out of pins so I was wondering if I can use the RX and TX pins as digital input pins. Will ...
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Arduino Keyboard starts lower case (but it shouldn't)

So I flashed the KeyboardMessage example to my Arduino SS Micro ATmega32U4. When I open an editor and push the button, I would assume the output to be Zou pressed the button XX times. (The "Z&...
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Problems Sending Signals to the Arduino-Uno via Keyboard

I have an Arduino Uno and a usb 2.0 shield in which I connected a keyboard to. I have all the necessary libraries installed but what I am trying to figure out is how to light an led when I press a ...
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Problems with Arduino Uno Usb 2.0 shield when using a keyboard

I have an Arduino Uno and a usb 2.0 shield in which I connected a keyboard to. I have all the necessary libraries installed but what I am trying to figure out is how to light an led when I press a ...
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Holding buttons (keyboard)

I made a wireless keyboard, but I just need 4 button for my project: left control, left shift, F1, F2. The problem: When I hold button - it acts like many key presses and releases, but I need, that ...
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How can I make my Arduino Uno press Space on my laptop keyboard?

So I wanna build something which, when it receives a remote signal, presses the spacebar on my laptop keyboard. I tried using the Keyboard.press() but it is available only for Leonardo. Is there any ...
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Why can the Xbox360 not detect the Arduino Leonardo as keyboard?

Arduino Leonardo as keyboard in the computer works! But not with the Xbox360. The Teensy works perfectly on the PC but how to emulate a keyboard device for the Xbox360. I know the Xbox360 has ...
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Can a video game potentially detect arduino leonardo?

If I automated an action in a video game through arduino leonardo, can it be detected? Things like autohotkey can be easily detected, however i would expect an arduino would be far more difficult. How ...
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What are the applicable processor for the ATmega32u4? And what are higher versions of ATmega32u4?

Can arduino uno smd r3 version handle a Keyboard.h library? it is not applicable for that arduino?
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Can't get keypad to use Keyboard.write on an Arduino Uno

I've tried to use Keypad.h and Keyboard.h libraries to get my Arduino to use my Keypad for Keyboard input. I'll start with working keypad code (which is pretty easy but it's my first post so I want ...
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Keyboard.write writing ASCII integer value as a String

I have the following code: #include <SoftwareSerial.h> #include <Keyboard.h> SoftwareSerial ttySerial(10, 11); // RX, TX void setup() { // Open serial communications and wait for port ...
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Does Keyboard.begin() and Keyboard.end() make my code slower?

I'm making an IR Macro keyboard, and about 10% of the code is dedicated to the Keyboard commands, would having Keyboard.begin() and Keyboard.end() in the method responsible for typing make any ...
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How to create real-time WASD control over an Arduino Uno?

I am trying to figure out how to use the WASD keys on my computer, to go through the USB cable and then spin the Arduino servos in real-time. So if I press the “a” key, it should start to move left ...
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STM32 as keyboard

I would like to use a STM32F105xx to build my own computer keyboard. That MCU has support to USB OTG (FS). So, I have 2 questions: Can I flash microcontroller with usb or I need a external programer? ...
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How can I clear the memory of my Arduino in this case?

I have made a code using involving HID control. But it seems that I messed up, but I can't upload a new sketch(nor edit the wrong code), because my Arduino is constantly doing things like Ctrl+Alt+...
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Arduino HID keyboard does not work

I'm using a ItsyBitsy 32u4, Adafruit says it can act as a USB HID keyboard. The mc is based on the 32u4 which the Keyboard docs say are supported. I have a simple sketch that prints "A" every second ...
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Which kind of diodes I should use in buttons/keys matrix input? (Making gaming keyboard)

When making matrix input of NxM columns/rows with push buttons, there should be a diode next to each button to prevent "ghosting" and able read many keys pressed together correctly. There is a lot of ...
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Help with Arduino Micro Keypress Algorithm

Greeting, first time Arduino user here. So I am using the Arduino Micro as an HID keyboard device. It accepts arbitrary input from a Node-JavaScript program I am running (so I have full freedom in in ...
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(Arduino Uno reflashed as USB HID) How to send Scroll Lock key?

I am having a hard time finding documentation on how to properly use USB HID buffers, so the issue may lie there instead of with my code. To get 0x47, I used this table: https://www.usb.org/sites/...
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Controlling keyboard LEDs with USB Host Shield

I've got a USB keyboard connected to my Arduino Uno with a USB Host Shield. I'm reading keystrokes using this example from the USB Host Shield library. I need to toggle the LEDs in the keyboard (that ...
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Matrix keyboard and 7segment display countdown combination

I'm working on an escape room for my university with an Arduino Mega. The last part consists of a 7segment display representing a time countdown, and the participants have to introduce the correct ...
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Digispark ATtiny 85 - not recognised as HID device

I am trying to create auto-username-writer with Digispark ATtiny 85. I have a pretty simple sketch: #include <DigiKeyboard.h> void setup() { } void loop() { DigiKeyboard....
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Emit region-neutral keyboard signals

The Keyboard API allows the Arduino boards such as the Micro or Leonardo to emit USB signals mimicking a physical keyboard. However, the signal seems to transmit key strokes and not characters which ...
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Arduino Micro draws too much power from iPhone. How can I change that?

I'm building a USB keyboard that has two buttons - space and enter. The plan is to use this USB keyboard (with an Apple Lightning connector to USB) with the built in iOS switch control. I bought the ...
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Convert normal keyboard into Bluetooth Keyboard

I am very new to the Arduino world, I am trying to convert my wired keyboard into a bluetooth keyboard. I have a few layman questions: Is it possible to add an audio jack adapter(like PS4 joystick ...
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Arduino Leonardo keyboard.print keeps printing equal sign

I am currently working on a DIY controller for Train Sim World. I am relatively new to the Arduino and the C programming language. My code is structured to look for button presses or PS2 joystick ...
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Keyboard.h not found

I keep getting this error message: "'Keyboard' not found. Does your sketch include the line '#include <Keyboard.h>'?" ... when I have already included Keyboard.h. #include <Keyboard.h> ...
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Is Arduino Keyboard in Single User Mode Possible?

Has anyone had success using the keyboard functionality of any arduino in single user mode of mac computers? I would like to inject keystrokes in single user mode, and have been unsuccessful with the ...
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Making '*' key on keypad a backspace key

Using a 4x3 membrane keypad and I want to make the '*' key a backspace if the wrong number is entered. I am a newbie and having a hard time trying to figure out how to code that, any help would be ...
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Wake up a PC from an Uno

I want to wake up a PC via a USB-connected Arduino. When using a Pro Micro (Leonardo) I can do it, as its HID interface can wake up a PC. That is, in the Device Manager, under "Keyboards", the ...
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How to convert USB to PS/2? [closed]

Objective: To get my USB keyboard to interface with an Arduino Uno board. Constraints: I can't afford a USB host shield for now for Arduino. Currently available is a keyboard with PS/2 connector. ...
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NodeMCU capable of key injection?

Short version: Is the NodeMCU capable of key injection in the same way that an Arduino Teensy can be programmed with Duckuino script to function as a HID? Long version: Recently, my 7+ year old iMac ...
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Atmel atmega32u4 not recognized when connected by usb after attempting to flash new bootloader

I am making a mechanical keyboard using Atmel's pro micro as the controller. I decided I would try to replace it's bootloader, as the one it ships with doesn't seem compatible with QMK's RESET ...
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