Whereas it’s arduous to get ahold of a Raspberry Pi, the RP2040 microprocessor appears to be available on your micro mission wants. There’s an attention-grabbing new RP2040-powered keyboard and trackpad system created by the staff over at Solder Get together referred to as the BB Q20.
When you haven’t heard of Solder Get together earlier than, you’re lacking out. This microelectronics PCB improvement staff relies out of Malmö, Sweden. It created quite a lot of open supply microelectronics initiatives through the years and this new keyboard is the newest in its line of labor.
The BB Q20 pocket-sized keyboard is obtainable for each buy and as an open supply asset customers can obtain and modify. It’s greater than only a PCB, offering customers with a useful keyboard with letter-faced buttons put in inside a transparent plastic case made utilizing injection molding.
It has a USB Kind-C port that enables the system to operate as an HID, obtain energy and opens the chance for customized programming. The trackpad additionally works as an HID mouse. It has a in-built microphone in addition to 16MB of SPI flash. Customers can reap the benefits of each its Quicc (Stemma QT) connector in addition to its PMOD connector which makes use of I2C.
In accordance with Solder Get together, the firmware have to be configured utilizing the USB interface. The brand new BB Q20 is suitable with earlier libraries used to program its predecessor, the the BB Q10. Each modules help this Arduino library in addition to this CircuitPython library that may be discovered over at GitHub.
If you wish to get a more in-depth take a look at this new, pocket-sized RP2040-based keyboard and trackpad combo, take a look at the official BB Q20 mission web page on the official Solder Get together web site for extra particulars. You could find the BB Q20 obtainable for buy over at Tindie for a beginning worth of $30 USD (€28.93).