Frank Adams
Published © Apache-2.0

Laptop Keyboard Conversion to USB

I made a "nearly universal" USB controller using a Teensy LC or 3.2 on an FPC connector board that will work with most laptop keyboards.

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Laptop Keyboard Conversion to USB

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Teensy LC
Can also use Teensy 3.2
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FPC Connector 24 pin 1.0 pitch
Pin count from 24 to 34. Pitch 1.0mm or 0.8mm
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Custom fabricated PCB
OSH Park Custom fabricated PCB
Use Eagle file "Keyboard_Scanner.brd"
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Software apps and online services

Arduino IDE
Arduino IDE
Teensyduino

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Hakko FX-888D Soldering Iron
with T18-C2 tip

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Schematics

T61 LC Converter

Schematic of USB converter board for Lenovo T61 keyboard using Teensy LC
T61 lc schematic unsb3ndaym

T61 3.2 Converter

Schematic of USB converter board for Lenovo T61 keyboard using Teensy 3.2
T61 3p2 schematic gejocdyc5g

Code

USB Laptop Keyboard Controller

This repo will describe how to make a USB keyboard from a laptop keyboard.

Credits

Frank Adams

Frank Adams

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I am a retired Boeing engineer that enjoys experimenting with Pi & Teensy projects.

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