Entirely useless keyboard made by inserting floppies uses a Raspberry Pi and a Teensy LC

Foone Turing (follow him on Twitter here) has done some crazy builds in the past but this time he’s gone for… entirely useless!

He’s hooked up an old floppy drive to a Raspberry Pi which reads the disk insertion events and then looks to see what the volume label is: the volume labels are letters or special keys like SHIFT. These are then sent to a Teensy LC which converts the signals into proper keystrokes which it then sends to a host PC. It’s completely batty, but I love it! Talk about whimsical 🙂 You can see it in action below:

Thanks to Hackaday for spotting this one.

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