The Keyboard of The Future Arrives - Beer Can Keyboard!
What happens when you combine 44 beer cans with an Arduino board and Raspberry PI? You come up with a beer can keyboard that was shown off at Webstock this past month!
We came up with a keyboard made out of 44 Staropramen beer cans. Each beer can was a key, and whenever someone touched it, the corresponding letter appeared on a large plasma screen (just like any regular computer keyboard). And the surprise was fantastic! The user experience and engagement overcame any expectation. Every single person who attended Webstock tried the keyboard and participated to the contest. Behind the scene, the system is built around an Arduino board and a few capacitive controllers (just like the ones which are inside smartphones' touch screens), connected to a Raspberry PI board which controls the plasma screen display.
Posted by | Wed, Oct 17, 2012 - 10:42 AM