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by DPSquid
Thu May 24, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: General Chat (mintyPi)
Topic: MintyPi Keyboard?
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

Re: MintyPi Keyboard?

I want to chime in a little late but the XBox 360 chatpad is probably the smallest usable option you’ll have, an you still can’t use an Altoids tin. I’m making my own pocket PC using one, using some kind of rolling tobacco tin that’s 2.5”x4”, and that provides plenty of room. I also have this vinta...
by DPSquid
Thu May 03, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: General Chat (mintyPi)
Topic: MintyPi Keyboard?
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

Re: MintyPi Keyboard?

If you're thinking about making a mini laptop or similar, it wouldn't be impossible. You'd need to design your own PCB, but adding a bunch of button contacts would be relatively straightforward; you could scavenge a keyboard and membrane contacts from an old Blackberry, or DIY something. You're bas...
by DPSquid
Wed May 02, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: General Chat (mintyPi)
Topic: MintyPi Keyboard?
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

Re: MintyPi Keyboard?

AFAIK, no keyboard that small exists. It could be done if a keyboard pcb was developed. Otherwise, you can program an arduino 32u4 micro to drive a touch screen. Most tiny keyboards are too large, at 100mm. But that's not really too big of a problem, i'm sure there's a way around it. But what about...
by DPSquid
Wed May 02, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: General Chat (mintyPi)
Topic: MintyPi Keyboard?
Replies: 9
Views: 2186

MintyPi Keyboard?

A bit of a dumb question, but does anyone think there would be any way to replace the 4 button + D-pad, with a keyboard?
This would probably effect the screen to just remove the MintyPi Pcb, do you think there would be any work around for this?