Scott Penrose

Kids Keyboard

Scott is an expert software developer with over 30 years experience, specialising in education, automation and remote data.

Cold and wet.... not going flying... finish kids keyboard.

After the kids dropped the wireless mac keyboard and broke it, then dropped a few times the Logitech Remote keyboard I decided they needed one of their own. A kids rugged keyboard. Original test was a bluetooth module and a numchuck. This version though is a USB keyboard using a Teensy.

What amazed me is how easy the whole project was. It took me about 1 hour to build the box (drilling the holes for 8 buttons and joystick, soldering them up), and about another hour for the software (while infront of the warm fire place).



Source Code


  • Multiple modes - e.g. Games vs TV
  • Games - either USB input, or directly off
  • Bluetooth / Wireless (including battery and charger)

See Also

  • Arduino