29 Jan '14, 9am

Satisfying way to ‘Build’ Projects

Satisfying way to ‘Build’ Projects

When you’re writing code for your next big creation, chances are that you build/debug the project 100’s of times a day. Sure, the keyboard hotkey gets the job done, but is it really that satisfying? [Victor] sends in this quick project on turning an Emergency Stop Push button into a ‘Build’ button . From the looks of it, this project uses a Teensy 2.0 , which sports an ATMEGA32U4. Since this part features a USB controller, it is a piece of cake to get it to mimic a keyboard . The circuit is also very simple; the pushbutton contacts are wired from ground to a digital input. On detection of a ‘press’, the Teensy will send out the keyboard combination to build your project: Ctrl-B, F7, etc… If you prefer working within the Arduino IDE, this could upload sketches as well (Ctrl-U). Adding a little fun to ‘building’ your projects does come at a cost though. Besides forfeiting a ...

Full article: http://hackaday.com/2014/01/29/satisfying-way-to-build-pr...

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