Sunday, 9 December 2012

Create an awesome button with a Freetronics LeoStick

Some projects can be simple and fun, and this one by Instructables user "The Nerdling" is no exception. They've used the Freetronics LeoStick as a simple "Awesome Button" - a project that randomly types a word via USB keyboard emulation into your PC. They have created a true minimalist version, by using a loop of wire as a normally-closed button. However with some work you could enclose it with a normal button and so on.

 

So for some more fun, awesomeness and using a LeoStick as a USB keyboard, click here. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

Want 10% off your next order? Use coupon code "DEC10" at checkout until the 20th of December 2012. 

So what is a LeoStick? It's the Arduino Leonardo-compatible board that's cheaper and smaller than the original:

 Apart from being one of the smallest Arduino-compatibles on the market with USB, it also has an onboard RGB LED and piezo which can be used a knock sensor and various tune and sound effects. Plus you can add extra circuitry with the matching protostick! For more information and to order, click here.

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