31 Jan '13, 11am

The Keypad Contest

The Keypad Contest

What can you do with ten buttons and ten lights? A lot. [Andrew] and [Nathan] found a collection of Hale Research keypads being thrown out, and decided to host the Keypad Contest . The goal of the contest was to create something nifty using the ten buttons and ten lights on the keypad, and an ATtiny2313 that replaced the original 8051-compatible microcontroller in the device. [Andrew] wanted to try making PCBs with his home-built CNC machine, so he milled out USBtinyISP programmers for the ATtiny2313. Then he gave out eleven development kits to a group, and explained how to develop on the hardware. After a month of hacking, seven people completed projects. The winner was an internet radio controller, which had the keypad sending serial data to a TP-Link WR703N router. The router used a USB sound card and OpenWRT firmware to stream music. The runner up was a timing game cal...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2013/01/31/the-keypad-contest/

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