Raspberry Pi Pico gets into a mechanical keyboard with this Kickstarter

Raspberry Pi Pico gets into a mechanical keyboard with this Kickstarter

Bolt Industries has launched a campaign on Kickstarter to finance the production of its Pico 87 mechanical keyboard, which, as the name suggests, uses Raspberry Pi Pico, a flexible microcontroller based on the RP2040 processor (dual-core ARM Cortex-M0 + with 264KB of RAM internal and support up to 16MB of off-chip Flash memory). Programmable via the Arduino IDE, the Pico 87 keyboard has no numeric keypad and has an integrated two-port USB 2.0 hub.

Photo Credit: Bolt Industries In case you have need a numeric keypad, for easier entry of digits and performing operations on the fly, another object of this Kickstarter campaign is Pico 14, a real standalone device (has a separate Raspberry Pi Pico inside ) which can also be used in conjunction with the keyboard. This allows you, for example, to disconnect it when not needed, so as to make your desktop more tidy.

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Photo Credit: Bolt Industries On the software front, an open-source custom firmware called BMK will be used, written in C ++ for the Arduino IDE and downloadable from Bolt Industries' GitHub repo, which allows you to reprogram the any key. The keyboard is also compatible with KMK, firmware that runs on CircuitPython.

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