As a proud owner of a RaspberryPi I definitely need a keyboard for it, if I'm carrying it with me.
So what are the options?
- A silicon flexible keyboard, which I could roll together, and would fit anywhere
- A very small keyboard
- A smartphone app, which will be my keyboard (via USB, Bluetooth or WLAN)
- Or integrate the RaspberryPi into a normal Cherry keyboard (pictures inside!)
I didn't want a normal sized keyboard, but that ... that is just awesome
To sum it up for you:
- He used a Cherry G80-3000. It's very robust ("you could put a nail with it into the wall") and nearly empty.
- HDMI seems to be not a good idea to extend. So he choose to put the HDMI connector at the rear end of the keyboard.
- To into the keyboard, the USB and cinch connector had to be detached.
- With all the other connectors inside, they need to be extended.
- Holes were first drilled and cut in shape afterwards.
- The hollow space behind the connectors (USB, LAN, Audio [still missing]) was filled up with Epoxy.
- The keyboard is connected internally.
- Thus leaving the keyboards original USB connector as the power source (remember, at least 700mA at 5V).